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Darwin Correspondence Project

From Hugh Falconer   3 October 1862

British Association For The Advancement of Science. | Cambridge Meeting, 1862.

3d. Ocr.

My Dear Darwin.

On Saturday last—the 27th—on the receipt of your note,1 I posted to you— addressed to you—to Down near Bromley—a heavy letter containing some folio in a large paid cover—4d postage.2

Not having heard from you, I am afraid it may have miscarried.

Did any such letter reach you. | Yours very Sinly | H Falconer


CD’s letter has not been found.
Falconer refers to his letter to CD of 24–7 September [1862], with which he sent a portion of the manuscript of a paper on fossil and living species of elephant (Falconer 1863). For CD’s favourable reaction to Falconer’s work, see the letter to Hugh Falconer, 1 October [1862].


Inquires whether previous letter was received by CD.

Letter details

Letter no.
Hugh Falconer
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
BAAS, Cambridge
Source of text
DAR 164: 7
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 3750,” accessed on 22 October 2019,

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