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Darwin Correspondence Project

To C. C. Babington   1 February [1862]1

Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.

Feb 1.

Dear Babington

I received the seeds this morning, which are real treasures to me, & I am sincerely obliged.—2 I have already looked through Lecoq’s gigantic & tedious Book.—3

With many thanks, | Yours very sincerely | C. Darwin


The year is established by the relationship to the letter from C. C. Babington, 30 January 1862 (see nn. 2 and 3, below).
CD’s copy of Lecoq 1854–8 (Darwin Library–CUL) bears extensive annotations (see Marginalia 1: 488–95). See also letter from C. C. Babington, 30 January 1862.


Lecoq, Henri. 1854–8. Études sur la géographie botanique de l’Europe et en particulier sur la végétation du plateau central de la France. 9 vols. Paris: J. B. Baillière.

Marginalia: Charles Darwin’s marginalia. Edited by Mario A. Di Gregorio with the assistance of Nicholas W. Gill. Vol. 1. New York and London: Garland Publishing. 1990.


Thanks for seeds.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Charles Cardale Babington
Sent from
Source of text
CUL (Add 8182)
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 3432,” accessed on 13 October 2019,

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