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Darwin Correspondence Project

To George F. Kittredge1   24 August [1870]

Down. | Beckenham | Kent. S.E. [Bassett, Southampton]

August 24th

Dear Sir

I thank you for your obliging letter of Augt. 7th.2 Should I ever require any information with respect to the Paleontology or Nat. Hist. of your vicinity, I will not forget your kind offer of assistance.— My sons have no strong taste for the natural sciences, excepting one of them, & he is devoted solely to comparative anatomy.3

With my Thanks | I remain— Dear Sir | yours faithfully | Charles Darwin

Footnotes

The recipient is identified by the envelope, which is addressed to ‘G. F. Kittredge Esq, 137. Clinton St., Buffalo, New York State, United States’.
No letter from Kittredge has been found. It may have referred to Kittredge’s work on the origin of species, which was privately published the following year (Kittredge 1871).
CD refers to his son Francis, who was studying for a natural sciences degree at Cambridge University (Alum. Cantab.).

Summary

Thanks GFK for offer of information.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-7309
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
G. F Kittredge
Sent from
Bassett Down letterhead
Source of text
American Philosophical Society (B/D25.271)
Physical description
1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7309,” accessed on 18 July 2019, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-7309.xml

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

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