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Darwin Correspondence Project

To F. W. Farrar   19 May [1871]1

Down | Beckenham | Kent.

May 19th

My dear Sir,

On my return home today I found your very kind present of your “Witness of History etc” which I believe arrived two or three days ago.2

I thank you very sincerely for thinking of me, and, from turning over the pages, I feel sure that I shall find much that will interest me.

Pray believe me, with much respect. | Yours very faithfully | C. Darwin


The year is established by the reference to Farrar 1871 (The witness of history to Christ: five sermons preached before the University of Cambridge).
CD refers to Farrar 1871.


Thanks for present of FWF’s The witness of history [1871].

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Frederic William Farrar
Sent from
Source of text
DAR 144: 42
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7763,” accessed on 21 September 2018,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 19