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Darwin Correspondence Project

To ?   21 April 1879

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

April 21st 1879

Dear Sir

I am much obliged for your courteous letter & for the gift of your articles, which I will soon read.1 It is very gratifying to me to hear that agriculturists attend at all to my works.—

I beg leave to remain | Dear Sir | yours faithfully | Charles Darwin

P.S | As I have great difficulty in reading German letters, I have been compelled to gum your address to the envelope of this note.—


The correspondent was probably the author of the article ‘Die Darwinische Theorie und die Landwirtschaft’ (The Darwinian theory and agriculture), which was published in several issues of the magazine Reunion; in January 1880, the editor of the magazine invited CD to comment on the essay (see Correspondence vol. 28, letter from Oskar von Giesl, 29 January 1880). The author and the magazine have not been identified.


Thanks for letter and articles: gratifying to hear that agriculturalists attend to his works.

Cannot decipher German writing so has stuck the address from the letter on the envelope.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Source of text
RR Auction (dealers) (July 2006)
Physical description
ALS 1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 12006F,” accessed on 28 November 2022,