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Darwin Correspondence Project

To C. W. Stoddard   5 May [1870]1

Down. | Beckenham | Kent. S.E.

May 5th

Dear Sir

I am much obliged for your extremely courteous letter. It is of course a great satisfaction to me to hear that my works have in any way interested an instructed & observing person.— I am rather surprised at what you say about certain plants not fruiting or flowering in the Sandwich Islands; though this is very common in hotter countries.—

There is nothing I shd enjoy so much as to visit California, but I am growing old & my health is weak.—2

With my best thanks, I beg leave to remain Dear Sir | Yours faithfully | Ch. Darwin

P.S. I am obliged for your enclosures—

Footnotes

The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from C. W. Stoddard, 11 April 1870. The date is given in the sale catalogue.
See letter from C. W. Stoddard, 11 April 1870 and n. 2.

Summary

Discuss flora of Sandwich Isles. "There is nothing I shd enjoy so much as to visit California, but I am growing old & my health is weak".

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-7180
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
Charles Warren Stoddard
Sent from
Down
Source of text
The Huntington Library (HM 72755)
Physical description
3pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7180,” accessed on 18 November 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-7180

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 18

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