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From Susan Elizabeth Darwin   [1848?]1

– her a little 〈    〉 —

Goodbye my dear Charley I hope we shall hear again soon our best love to dear Emma & Elizth.

ever yr affecte. | S E D.2


Dated on the basis of CD’s notes on the verso (see n. 2, below).
CD used the back of this fragment to make the following note: ‘Athenæum /48/ p. 839. Brit. Assoc E. Forbes on genera being continuous in time—good—fact.’ He then pinned this to another note: ‘Athenæum. /48/ p. 247. Lecture by Forbes at Royal Institution on genera being continuous in space & time, ie normally so.— Good for me—& true.— Look at this again—’. The references are to Athenæum, no. 1086, 19 August 1848, p. 839; and no. 1062, 4 March 1848, p. 247.


Athenæum. 1844. A few words by way of comment on Miss Martineau’s statement. No. 896 (28 December): 1198–9.


[Valediction only.] CD note on verso: Athenaeum/48/p. 839 "E. Forbes on genera being continuous in time––good––fact".

Letter details

Letter no.
Susan Elizabeth Darwin
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Source of text
DAR 205.10: 96
Physical description
1p inc †

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1145,” accessed on 29 November 2020,

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