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From C. M. C. Darwin   21 April [1879] 1

The Queen’s Hotel | Cheltenham

April 21st.

Dear Mr. Darwin,

My Husband writes me word that the beautiful engraving you so kindly sent has arrived safely, and he would have written himself, but was not quite sure of your address— Please accept our united thanks for your present, which I quite long to see.2 I am down here with three of my children for a wedding, & then go on to my sister Mrs. Noel near the Forest of Dean.3

With kindest regards | Believe me | Yrs. sincerely | C. M. C. Darwin


The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from C. M. C. Darwin, 16 April [1879].
CD had sent Charlotte and her husband Francis Rhodes Darwin a copy of the etching by Paul-Adolphe Rajon after an 1875 portrait of CD by Walter William Ouless (see letter from C. M. C. Darwin, 16 April [1879]). See plate on p. 119.
Charlotte Darwin had nine children; it is not known which three accompanied her to Cheltenham, or whose wedding they were attending. Her sister was Sarah Gay Forbes Noel. The Forest of Dean is in Gloucestershire.


Thanks CD for the engraving, which has arrived.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charlotte Maria Cooper Darwin
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Source of text
DAR 99: 144–5
Physical description
ALS 3pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 12005,” accessed on 5 December 2022,