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Darwin Correspondence Project

To W. R. S. Ralston   20 December 1875

Down, | Beckenham, Kent.

Dec 20 1875

Dear Mr Ralston

I enclose Mr Malan’s letter which you need not return. I have written to thank him—1   The Georgian letter is so foolish that I shall not answer it 2

yours very sincerely | Ch. Darwin


Neither Solomon Caesar Malan’s letter nor CD’s reply have been found.
Malan had translated a letter to CD written in Georgian (see letter from W. R. S. Ralston, 3 December 1875 and n. 1).


Encloses S. C. Malan’s letter which WRSR need not return. The letter in Georgian is so foolish he will not reply.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
William Ralston Shedden-Ralston
Source of text
John Wilson (dealer) (5 May 2008)
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 10312F,” accessed on 18 January 2020,

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