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Darwin Correspondence Project

From T. H. Farrer   3 May 1873

3, Gloucester Terrace, | Regent’s Park.

3 May/73

My dear Mr Darwin

Many thanks for the name of the German book.1 Now that I shall have another pair of shoulders on which to rest some of my burdens,2 I should much like, if strength & eyesight last, to escape sometimes to flowers— We shall see— At any rate I will get the book—

What a noble letter was that of Huxleys— I should like to have seen yours to him3

Sincerely yours | T H Farrer


CD had recommended Hermann Müller’s Die Befruchtung der Blumen (H. Müller 1873), on the fertilisation of flowers by means of insects (see letter to T. H. Farrer, 28 April 1873).
Farrer probably refers to his marriage to Katherine Euphemia Wedgwood on 30 May 1873 (see B. Wedgwood and Wedgwood 1980, p. 303).


Hopes affairs will enable him to get back to flowers.

Huxley’s letter [about the fund raised for him] was noble. Would like to have seen CD’s to him.

Letter details

Letter no.
Thomas Henry Farrer (1st Baron Farrer)
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
London, Gloucester Terrace, 3
Source of text
DAR 164: 74
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8896,” accessed on 24 March 2018,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 21