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Darwin Correspondence Project

To L. H. Morgan   20 January 1872

Down, | Beckenham, Kent.

Jan 20. 1872

My dear Mr Morgan

I have received, this morning, your grand work on Consanguinity &c & am astonished at the labour which it must have cost you.1

I am greatly indebted to this proof of your kind feelings towards me & I remain | yours very sincerely | Ch. Darwin


There is a copy of the 1871 printing of Morgan’s Systems of consanguinity and affinity of the human family (Morgan 1870) in the Darwin Library–Down. Morgan had sent CD an advance copy of the last chapter (see Correspondence vol. 18, letter from L. H. Morgan, 9 August 1870).


Thanks LHM for his work on consanguinity. [See 7299].

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Lewis Henry Morgan
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Source of text
Dept of Rare Books, Special Collections and Preservation, University of Rochester
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8167,” accessed on 25 May 2018,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 20