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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-6910

To Albert Günther   25 September 1869

Down. | Beckenham | Kent. S.E..

Sept 25/69

My dear Dr. Günther

I have just received your letter, & am astonished & deeply grieved at its contents.1 You have my most entire sympathy. Your words so full of tenderness & resignation brought tears into my eyes.

There is at present no comfort for you, & I can only wish you fortitude to bear the greatest loss, which a man can ever have to bear.—

I will write in few days & in the meantime I thank you for all your very kind assistance, so kindly rendered.—

Believe me, Yours very sincerely | Ch. Darwin

Footnotes

1
See letter from Albert Günther, 23 September 1869 and n. 7.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-6910
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Günther, A. C. L. G.
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Shrewsbury School
Physical description
1p

Summary

Is "astonished & deeply grieved" at loss [of AG’s wife].

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 6910,” accessed on 27 May 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-6910

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