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To D. J. Wetterhan   25 May [1876]1

Down, | Beckenham, Kent. | (Railway Station | Orpington. S.E.R.) [Hopedene, Surrey.]

May 25.

Dear Sir

I thank you for your very kind letter of the 21st. with the account of the curious Salvia.2 I am writing this away from home, but I have written home to have the plant when it arrives carefully planted, & I shall be interested by seeing it in flower.—3

With my best thanks | Dear Sir | Yours faithfully | Ch. Darwin


The year is established from the relationship between this letter and the letter from Francis Darwin, 27 May 1876 (see n. 3, below).
Wetterhan’s letter has not been found. Salvia is the genus of sage.
CD had asked Francis Darwin to attend to the plant when it arrived in Down (see letter to Francis Darwin, 27 May 1876).


Thanks for letter of 21st.

When the curious Salvia arrives, CD will have it carefully planted. Interested in seeing its flowers.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
David Julius Wetterhan
Sent from
Hopedene Down letterhead
Source of text
Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg, Frankfurt am Main (Ms.Ff.D.J.Wetterhan III.2)
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 10514A,” accessed on 28 February 2021,

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