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Darwin Correspondence Project

To Samuel Birch   [12 March 1856]1

57 Queen Anne St | Cavendish Sqre.

Wednesday

My dear Sir

I will take advantage of your most kind offer2 & call on you on Friday about 11 oclock; if I do not hear to contrary I will venture to assume that this will suit you.—

Pray believe me, | Yours very truly obliged | Ch. Darwin

Footnotes

CD was in London between 10 and 14 March 1856 (see the letter to W. D. Fox, 15 March [1856]) staying with his brother, whose address he gives. He attended a council meeting of the Royal Society of London on Thursday, 13 March (Royal Society council minutes).
See letters to J. E. Gray, 14 January [1856], and to Samuel Birch, 6 February [1856]. Birch translated for CD passages referring to pigeons from an ancient Chinese encyclopaedia and on fowls from ancient Egyptian and Japanese sources. See Origin, 27–8, and Variation 1: 205, 230, 247. For a list of CD’s Chinese sources, see Pan 1984.

Bibliography

Origin: On the origin of species by means of natural selection, or the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1859.

Pan, Jixing. 1984. Charles Darwin’s Chinese sources. Isis 75: 530-4.

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

Summary

Arranges an appointment.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-1841A
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
Samuel Birch
Sent from
London, Queen Anne St, 57
Source of text
British Museum (Department of the Middle East, correspondence 1826–67: 1489)
Physical description
1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1841A,” accessed on 11 December 2019, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-1841A.xml

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

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