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Darwin Correspondence Project

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

Summary

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

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-6910
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
Albrecht Carl Ludwig Gotthilf (Albert) Günther
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Shrewsbury School
Physical description
1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 6910,” accessed on 11 December 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-6910

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 17

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