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From Henry Holland   [21 January 1862?]1

Brook Street


My dear Charles,

At last I have received an answer from Lord Tankerville;2 & I think a very satisfactory one.— I enclose his letter, & hope you will regard it in the same light

I trust you are all getting better.3 Ever your’s affly | H Holland

P.S | I wrote the other day to thank you for your paper on the Primula—4


The date is conjectured from the relationship to other letters of this period (see nn. 2 and 3, below). In 1862, 21 January fell on a Tuesday.
For CD’s interest in the Chillingham cattle, a breed kept on the Northumberland estate of Charles Augustus Bennet, sixth earl of Tankerville, see the letters from Henry Holland, [3–14] January [1862] and 15 January [1862], and the letter to Ludwig Rütimeyer, 15 [and 16] January [1862]. See also letter from C. A. Bennet, [9 February 1862].
Holland had heard of the incidence of influenza in the Darwin household (see letter from Henry Holland, 15 January [1862]).


Has received a satisfactory answer from Lord Tankerville.

Letter details

Letter no.
Henry Holland
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
London, Brook St
Source of text
DAR 166.2: 236
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 3400,” accessed on 2 December 2020,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 10