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Letter 5471

Darwin, C. R. to Müller, H. L. H.

29 Mar [1867]

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    Has learned that Fritz Müller is HM's brother.


Down, Bromley, Kent Mar: 29. Dear Sir

Your letter has been a great pleasure to me. To believe that I have interested and in any degree aided an energetic and skilful naturalist like yourself is in truth the highest reward possible to me.—

—I sent you a few days ago a paper on climbing plants by your brother, and I then knew for the first time that Fritz Müller was your brother. I feel the greatest respect for him as one of the most able naturalists living, and he has aided me in many ways with extraordinary kindess.—

Yours very faithfully | Ch. Darwin

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    f1 5471.f1
    The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from Hermann Müller, 23 March 1867.
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    f2 5471.f2
    See letter from Hermann Müller, 23 March 1867.
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    f3 5471.f3
    CD refers to F. Müller 1865 (see letter from Hermann Müller, 23 March 1867).
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