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Darwin Correspondence Project

To [William Baxter or W. W. Baxter?]   24 October [1842–5 or 1853 or 1855–68?]1

Down Bromley Kent

Oct. 24th

My dear Sir

Will you be so kind as to read the enclosed & act on it, sending my two Bottles.2

The note need not be returned to me, | Yours very faithfully | Ch. Darwin


The date is conjectured from the address, which is written in a form that CD used in the years stated. William Baxter and his son William Walmisley Baxter were chemists in Bromley with whom CD regularly did business.
The enclosure has not been found and the commission has not been identified.


Sends enclosed order for two bottles [of unspecified chemical].

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
William Walmisley Baxter; William Baxter
Sent from
Source of text
University of California, Berkeley, The Bancroft Library (BANC MSS 74/78 z)
Physical description
ALS 1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1768,” accessed on 1 October 2023,