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Darwin Correspondence Project

To W. H. Flower   25 May [1863]1

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

May 25th

My dear Sir

As a cheque will probably be less troublesome than a P. order I enclose one with very many thanks, for the Photographs.—2

M. Quatrefages has received them & is much pleased & surprised at the appearance of the Skull.—3

With very sincere thanks for your great kindness, believe me | yours sincerely | C. Darwin


The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from W. H. Flower, 9 May 1863 (Correspondence vol. 11).
According to CD’s Classed account book (Down House MS), CD made a payment of 17s. for the photographs on 25 May 1863.
Flower had sent CD photographs of the niata ox skull at the Hunterian Museum and CD had sent these to Armand de Quatrefages (see Correspondence vol. 11, letter from W. H. Flower, 9 May 1863, and letter to Armand de Quatrefages, 14 May [1863]). Quatrefages acknowledged receipt of the photographs in his letter of 19 May [1863] (ibid.).


Sends cheque to pay for photographs.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
William Henry Flower
Source of text
RR Auction (dealers) (November 2006)

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4185F,” accessed on 29 January 2020,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 18 (Supplement)