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To Henry Bradshaw   12 April [1876]1

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

April 12

My dear Mr Bradshaw

I am very much obliged to you for the trouble which you have taken.2 The letter seems to me a real curiosity. I hope that you will give my thanks to the learned Rabbi who translated the letter.3

Yours very truly & obliged | Charles Darwin


The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from Naphtali Lewy, [26 March – 24 April 1876].
CD had sent Bradshaw the letter from Naphtali Lewy, [26 March – 24 April 1876] to have it translated from Hebrew into English (Colp and Kohn 1996, p. 1718).
The rabbi has not been identified; his translation follows the letter from Naphtali Lewy, [26 March – 24 April 1876].


Kohn, David. 1996. The aesthetic construction of Darwin’s theory. In The elusive synthesis: aesthetics and science, edited by A. I. Tauber. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers.


Thanks HB for obtaining a translation by a learned rabbi of [the Naphtali Lewy] letter – "a real curiosity". [See 10430.]

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Henry Bradshaw
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Source of text
DAR 92: A40
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 10447,” accessed on 28 January 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 24