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From Francis Darwin to Thomas Edison   [20–9 December 1877]1

Down, Beckenham

Dear Sir

My father begs me to thank you for communicating to him the curious case of the insects.2 The fact is an interesting one, but as he is at work on different subjects he will not take advantage of yr kind offer of sending ⁠⟨⁠speci⁠⟩⁠mens

Yrs truly | Francis Darwin


The date is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from T. A. Edison, 7 December 1877, and by the partial postmark, on which only the first digit of the date is visible.


His father asks him to thank TAE for sending the curious case of the insects [see 11271].

Letter details

Letter no.
Francis Darwin
Thomas Alva Edison
Sent from
DE 2⁠⟨⁠ ⁠⟩⁠
Source of text
Thomas Edison National Park (Edison Document File, 1878 Folder: (D-78-02) Edison, T.A. – General)
Physical description
ALS 1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 11312A,” accessed on 24 April 2024,