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To L. H. Jeitteles   7 November 1872

Down, | Beckenham, Kent.

Nov. 7th 1872

Dear Sir

I am much obliged for your very kind letter & present of your memoir, which I hope soon to read.1 The points to which you refer are of great interest to me; but I am sorry to say that I read German with much difficulty.

I am grieved to hear that the latter years have been sorrowful & full of adversity.— As for myself, my health remains very feeble & my strength with advancing old age grows very small.

With good wishes for your future happiness & with my respect, I remain | Dear Sir | Yours very faithfully | Ch. Darwin


See letter from L. H. Jeitteles, 3 November 1872. The memoir was the second part of Jeitteles 1871–2; there is an annotated copy in the Darwin Pamphlet Collection–CUL.


Thanks LHJ for a memoir [about remains and antiquities of Olmütz in Moravia].

Letter details

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Darwin, C. R.
Jeitteles, L. H.
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Knox College Seymour Library, Special Collections and Archives (Bookfellow Foundation Scrapbooks, p.47)
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Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8605,” accessed on 23 April 2017,