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Darwin Correspondence Project

To Ebenezer Norman   [24 September 1860]1

15 Marine Parade | Eastbourne

Monday 23d

To Mr Norman

Dear Sir

Please copy this letter2 as soon as you can on folio page, writing on both sides & send it me by Post, paying postage & charging it to me.—3

Yours faithfully | C. Darwin


In 1860, 23 September was actually a Sunday. CD made the same error about the date in the following letter, but then corrected it.
CD refers to the draft of a letter to William Henry Harvey (see letter to W. H. Harvey, [20–4 September]). The letter to Norman was written on the verso of the first sheet of the draft.
A payment to Norman for copying, which may have included this transaction, is recorded in CD’s Account book (Down House MS) on 26 April 1861.


Instructs EN to copy and post letter [2922].

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Ebenezer Norman
Sent from
Source of text
DAR 98 (ser. 2): 45v
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 2926,” accessed on 8 April 2020,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 8