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From W. E. Darwin   [9? September 1862]1



My Dear Father,

A chemist that I know in the town, has just got a brother come home from Missouri where he has been living for 30 years; and has been taking careful metereological observations and the chemist has just been to ask me the name of any metereological society where he could send his brother’s observations as he does not like to destroy them before he knows whether they are of any use; can you tell me what he can do with them?

I did not go to dinner with the Atherlys2

Your affect son | W E Darwin


The date is conjectured from the relationship between this letter and the letter to W. E. Darwin, [10? September 1862] (Correspondence vol. 10). The Tuesday before 10 September 1862 was 9 September.
George and Ellen Atherley.


Asks for advice on where a local chemist can send his brother’s meteorological observations from Missouri.

Letter details

Letter no.
William Erasmus Darwin
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Bank [Southampton]
Source of text
Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 5)
Physical description
ALS 2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 3674G,” accessed on 18 May 2022,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 24 (Supplement)