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To J. F. Royle   1 September [1847]

Down Farnborough Kent

Sept 1st.

Dear Royle

I return you with very many thanks your valuable work: I am sure I have not lost any slip or disarranged the loose numbers.— I have been interested by looking through the vols, though I have not found quite so much as I had thought possible about the varieties of the Indian domestic animals & plants,1 & the attempts at introduction have been too recent for the effects, if any, of climate to have been developed. I have, however, been astonished & delighted at the evidence of the energetic attempts to do good by such numbers of people & most of them evidently not personally interested in the result. Long may our rule flourish in India. I declare all the labour shown in these Transactions is enough by itself to make one proud of ones countrymen.—

Once again let me thank you for lending me so valuable a work, & one so evidently useful & well used by you.—

Pray believe me | Yours very sincerely | C. Darwin

Summary

Returns JFR’s copies of Transactions [Agric. & Hortic. Soc. India]. Has not found quite as much as he thought he might on varieties of Indian domestic animals and plants; "the attempts at introduction have been too recent for the effects, if any, of climate to have been developed". Is impressed by the work of the English in India.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-1112
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
John Forbes Royle
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Heritage Auctions (dealers) (11 April 2013)
Physical description
4pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1112,” accessed on 18 September 2019, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-1112.xml

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 4

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