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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 and modern 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 27 May 2024,

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