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To Thomas Rivers   25 January [1863]1

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

Jan. 25th

My dear Sir

I received safely the two fine trees yesterday evening & heartily obliged I am to you for them.2 They are now in my green-house & I hope will fruit, for I am very curious to see that of the Double-peach.— I am, also, very much obliged for a former note with sketch from memory of the fruit.—3 I hope you will soon receive the “Origin”.—4

My dear Sir | Yours very sincerely obliged | Ch. Darwin


The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from Thomas Rivers, 21 January 1863.
The note and sketch have not been found.


Has received the two trees sent by TR. Is anxious to see the fruit of the double peach.

The Origin is being sent.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Thomas Rivers
Sent from
Source of text
Maggs Brothers (dealers) (catalogue 1086)
Physical description
ALS 1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 3942,” accessed on 14 July 2024,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 11