skip to content

Darwin Correspondence Project

To William Bowman   19 April [1872]1

Down, | Beckenham, Kent.

April 19th

My dear Bowman

I send by Railway today the book which you lent me.—2 I could not help looking through many parts; & my wonder is that any us have eyes in our heads, seeing what a frightful number of horrid diseases the eye is liable to.

Many thanks | Yours very sincerely | Ch. Darwin

Footnotes

The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter to William Bowman, 8 April [1872].
Bowman lent CD John Soelberg Wells’s A treatise on the diseases of the eye (Wells 1869; see letter from F. C. Donders, 1 April 1872 and n. 3).

Summary

Returns borrowed book. Is surprised that any of us have eyes "seeing what a frightful number of horrid diseases the eye is liable to".

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-8292
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
William Bowman
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Sir John Paget Bowman (private collection)
Physical description
1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8292,” accessed on 23 October 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-8292

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

letter