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To Ludwig Noiré   19 November [1874?]1

Down, | Beckenham, Kent. | Railway Station | Orpington. S.E.R.

Nov. 19th

Dear Sir

I am much obliged to you for your great kindness in having sent me your work “Die Welt &c”, which I hope soon to read, but I am to my great grief a very poor German scholar & a book in that language takes me a very long time.2

With much respect, Dear Sir | Yours faithfully & obliged | Charles Darwin


The year is conjectured from the reference to Noiré’s book (see n. 2, below), which was published in 1874.
CD’s copy of Noiré 1874, Die Welt als Entwicklung des Geistes. Bausteine zu einer monistischen Weltanschauung (The world as development of the intellect: the elements of a monistic worldview), is in the Darwin Library–Down.


CD thanks LN for his book [Die Welt als Entwicklung des Geistes], which he hopes to read soon, but his poor German hampers him.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Ludwig Noiré
Sent from
Source of text
Stadtbibliothek Mainz (4 MS 170)
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 9724G,” accessed on 18 June 2018,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 22