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To Samuel Birch   6 February [1856]1

Down Bromley Kent

Feb. 6th

My dear Sir

I am most sincerely obliged for your note, & for the very great trouble you are so kindly willing to take for me.—2 I shall be in London in a fortnight’s time, when I will call, previously letting you know when I will come.3 I hope that this little delay will not be inconvenient to you.—

With my best thanks | Your’s truly obliged | Ch. Darwin


Dated by the relationship to the letter to J. E. Gray, 14 January [1856].
CD had asked Birch, through John Edward Gray, to check ancient Chinese sources for references to varieties of domesticated animals and cultivated plants (see letter to J. E. Gray, 14 January [1856]).


Is grateful for SB’s note and assistance. Will call upon him in London in a fortnight.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Samuel Birch
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Source of text
British Museum (Department of the Middle East, correspondence 1826–67: 1492)
Physical description
ALS 1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1829A,” accessed on 26 September 2022,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 6