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From Lawson Tait   23 October [1875]1

7, Great Charles St. | Birmingham.

Oct 23

My Dear Sir,

Thanks for your kind assent to my request. The paper will be ready in two or three weeks2

May I draw your attention to an article of mine in today’s Spectator on Pitcher Plants.3

Yours truly | Lawson Tait


The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter to Lawson Tait, 14 October [1875].
See letter to Lawson Tait, 14 October [1875] and n. 2. CD agreed to present Tait’s paper on Nepenthes (the genus of tropical pitcher-plants) to the Royal Society of London.
‘Pitcher-plants’, Spectator, 23 October 1875, pp. 11–12.


Thanks CD for consenting to present his paper.

Letter details

Letter no.
Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Charles Robert Darwin
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Source of text
DAR 178: 20
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 10217,” accessed on 15 June 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 23