# To H. D. Garrison   29 April 1880

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

Ap. 29th 1880

Dear Sir

I thank you for your very kind note & for sending me the interesting case of inheritance, which I have been glad to see, though it is not likely that I shall again write on the subject1

Dear Sir | Yours faithfully | Charles Darwin

## Footnotes

Garrison’s letter has not been found; the case of inheritance has not been identified. CD had collected reports of cases of inheritance of acquired characters when he was working on Variation, Descent, and Expression.

## Bibliography

Descent: The descent of man, and selection in relation to sex. By Charles Darwin. 2 vols. London: John Murray. 1871.

Expression: The expression of the emotions in man and animals. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1872.

Variation: The variation of animals and plants under domestication. By Charles Darwin. 2 vols. London: John Murray. 1868.

## Summary

Thanks for the interesting case of inheritance.

## Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-12594F
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
Herod Dailey Garrison
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Spike Tyson (private collection)
Physical description
ALS 1p