skip to content

Darwin Correspondence Project

To Alfred Newton   6 April [1864]

Down Bromley | Kent.

Ap 6

My dear Sir

I am very much obliged for your kind note.1 After removing the earth I washed the leg   I sat down to dissect it but found myself too weak, & then I am very sorry to say I threw it away, for it never occurred to me that you or any one else cared for a critical examination of the cause of the injury.2

I assure you that I regret extremely but the evil is now irremediable.

My dear Sir | yours truly obliged | Ch. Darwin

Footnotes

Letter from Alfred Newton, 2 April 1864.
In his letter of 2 April 1864, Newton had thanked CD for his investigation of the lump of clay that was attached to a red-legged partridge’s foot, and asked that the foot be returned for an examination of the original injury.

Summary

CD has thrown away injured partridge’s foot.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-4453
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
Alfred Newton
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Cambridge University Library (MS Add. 9839/1D/55)
Physical description
2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4453,” accessed on 14 October 2019, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-4453.xml

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 12

letter