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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-8253

To James Crichton-Browne   26 March [1871]1

Down,

March 26,

My dear Sir

I have just despatched one of your photographs of insane woman with wonderfully bristling hair to be engraved.2 I cannot remember whether I stated that I should like to have some engraved.3 I suppose there can be no objection. I see in newspapers that photographers sometimes prosecute people for taking their photographs. If I do not hear, I will assume I may have the photograph engraved. I shall be anxious to see the other photographs which you said you would lend me for inspection4 I have been making immense use almost every day of your MS.5 The book ought to be called by Darwin & Browne?6

Yours very sincerely | C. Darwin.

Do not, I beg you, if well enough, forget to tell me sometime about the pupils of eyes under rage and terror.7

Footnotes

1
The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letters to James Crichton-Browne, 20 February [1871] and 7 April [1871] (see nn. 2 and 7, below).
2
For the photographs, see Correspondence vol. 17, second enclosure to the letter from Henry Maudsley, 20 May 1869, and Correspondence vol. 18, letter from James Crichton-Browne, 6 June 1870, enclosure and n. 3. An engraving of the photograph sent as an enclosure to the letter from James Crichton-Browne, 6 June 1870, and now in DAR 53.1: 68, was reproduced in Expression, p. 296. See also letter to James Crichton-Browne, 7 April [1871].
3
See letters to James Crichton-Browne, 8 February 1871 and 20 February [1871].
4
CD had requested photographs in his letters to James Crichton-Browne, 8 February 1871, and 20 February [1871]; Crichton-Browne had offered to send some in his letters of 16 February 1871 and 19 February 1871.
5
CD probably refers to the enclosure to the letter from James Crichton-Browne, 16 February 1871.
6
CD refers to Expression, in which Crichton-Browne is extensively cited.
7
See letter to James Crichton-Browne, 20 February [1871].

Summary

Has sent photographs of insane woman to be engraved. Assumes JC-B has no objection.

Is making immense use of JC-B’s MS. The book ought to be described as "by Darwin & Browne".

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-8253
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Crichton-Browne, James
Sent from
Down
Source of text
DAR 143: 341
Physical description
1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8253,” accessed on 27 August 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-8253

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