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Darwin Correspondence Project

To Hermann Müller   12 February [1879]1

Down, Beckenham, Kent

Feb: 12.

My dear Sir

I have just heard from Dr. Dodel Port of Zurich that some misfortune has befallen you and that you have been treated shamefully by your Government.—2 I grieve deeply to hear this, and as soon as you can find a few minutes to spare, I earnestly beg you to let me hear what has happened.

Believe me your friend and admirer | Charles Darwin


The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter to Arnold Dodel-Port, 12 February 1879.
The letter from Arnold Dodel-Port has not been found, but see the letter to Arnold Dodel-Port, 12 February 1879 and n. 3.


Has just heard that HM has been treated shamefully by his Government. What has happened?

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Heinrich Ludwig Hermann (Hermann) Müller
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Source of text
DAR 146: 440
Physical description
C 1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 11876,” accessed on 21 February 2024,