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Darwin Correspondence Project

To Alfred Newton   2 April [1879]

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

April. 2d

My dear Professor Newton

I have signed the enclosed with pleasure.1

Many thanks for your kind expressions about Frank.—2

In Haste catch Post | Yours | Ch. Darwin


The enclosure was a memorial recommending that Elliott Coues be allowed leave from his duties in the US Army in order to complete his bibliography of ornithology; Newton had sent it to CD the previous day (see letter from Alfred Newton, 1 April 1879).
Newton expressed regret that Francis Darwin had declined to be nominated as an examiner in botany at Cambridge University (see letter from Alfred Newton, 1 April 1879).


"I have signed the enclosed with pleasure."

Thanks AN for his kind expression about Frank [Darwin].

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Alfred Newton
Sent from
Source of text
Cambridge University Library (MS Add. 9839/1D/64)
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 11970,” accessed on 29 November 2021,