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Darwin Correspondence Project

To Louis Agassiz   21 February [1858]1

Down Bromley Kent

Feb. 21st.

My dear Sir

On going to London last week I found there lying for me the two first Parts of your great work, the Contributions &c &c.—2 I thank you most truly for this magnificent present; & feel much flattered & gratified by this mark of your esteem.— I have eagerly turned over the pages & plainly see that there will be much of the highest interest to me.—

With my cordial thanks for your kindness | I beg leave to remain | My dear Sir | Yours sincerely obliged | Ch. Darwin

Footnotes

The year is given by the reference to a trip to London. CD was in London from 16 to 20 February 1858 (letter to W. E. Darwin, 11 [February 1858]).
The first volume of Agassiz 1857–62. CD’s annotated copy of the volume is in the Darwin Library–CUL. For CD’s comments on it, see letter to Asa Gray, 4 April [1858].

Bibliography

Agassiz, Louis. 1857–62. Contributions to the natural history of the United States of America. 4 vols. Boston, Mass.: Little, Brown & Company. London: Trübner.

Summary

Thanks LA for presentation copy of Contributions [to the natural history of the United States of America, vol. 1, pt 1: Essay on classification, and vol. 1, pt 2: North American Testudinata (1857)]. Flattered; CD sees there is much of highest interest to him.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-2217
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
Jean Louis Rodolphe (Louis) Agassiz
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Houghton Library, Harvard University (MS Am 1419: 279)
Physical description
2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 2217,” accessed on 14 July 2020, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-2217.xml

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 7

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