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To Gaston de Saporta   19 January 1879

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

Jan 19th. 1879.—

My dear Sir

I am particularly glad to possess your photograph, as I was wishing a few weeks ago to add it to my collection.— I have the pleasure to enclose my own.—1

I am very glad to hear that your work is popular in France. From being pressed by other work, I have not yet had time to read it.—2

With much respect | Yours faithfully | Charles Darwin


Saporta 1879. See letter from Gaston de Saporta, 16 January 1879 and n. 3. CD was working on movement in plants (CD’s ‘Journal’ (Appendix II)).


Saporta, Gaston de. 1879. Le monde des plantes avant l’apparition de l’homme. Paris: G. Masson.


Thanks GdeS for his photograph; sends his own. Glad to hear GdeS’s work [Le monde des plantes (1879)] is popular in France.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Louis Charles Joseph Gaston (Gaston) de Saporta, comte de Saporta
Sent from
Source of text
Archives Gaston de Saporta (private collection)
Physical description
ALS 1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 11835,” accessed on 4 March 2024,