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Darwin Correspondence Project

From S. H. Haliburton   8 November [1872]1

Bridge House | Richmond | S. W.

Novr 8th.—

My dear Charles Darwin

Indeed, (at the risk of being thought troublesome) I must thank you most sincerely for your kind & flattering letter, & also for the Photograph, which certainly recalls to me the Charles Darwin of olden days, I prize it extremely, & have affixed it in the title page of your Book—2

And if we are spared to see another Summer’s Sunshine, I shall look forward to visiting you,3 which will indeed be a real pleasure to | Your’s very affectionately | S. H. Haliburton

P S. | Your book interests me so much, there are many subjects in it, that I should like to talk to you about—


The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter to S. H. Haliburton, 6 November [1872].
CD sent a photograph of himself with his letter of 6 November [1872]; he had sent a copy of Expression with his letter of 1 November [1872].
According to Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242), Haliburton lunched at Down on 24 April 1874.


Thanks for CD’s photograph, which recalls the Charles Darwin of olden days.

Letter details

Letter no.
Sarah Harriet (Sarah Harriet Williams) (Sarah Harriet Mostyn Owen) Haliburton
Charles Robert Darwin
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Source of text
DAR 166: 86
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8612,” accessed on 27 May 2019,

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