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Darwin Correspondence Project

From F. T. Buckland   13 December 1864

37, Albany St. | Regents Park. | N.W.

Dec 13th. 1864

Dear Mr Darwin.

Thanks for your kind note   very sorry to hear you are an invalid.1 So therefore Mahomet must go to the mountain— When I return from Galway I will with your permission run down some day & bring you what I have to show.2 General William’s late 2 Life Guards3 has promised me a dead Otter Hound

Yours ever | most truly | Frank Buckland


See letter from F. T. Buckland, [before 11 December 1864] and n. 5. No visit from Buckland is recorded in Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242).
See letter to F. T. Buckland, 11 December [1864] and n. 4. Buckland refers to Lewis Duncan Williams, who retired as a colonel from the Second Regiment of Life Guards in 1857, and obtained the rank of major-general in 1860 (Hart’s army list).


Hart’s army list: The new annual army list … with an index. Compiled by H. G. Hart. London: John Murray. 1840–1900.


Sorry to hear CD ill.

On his return from Galway, will arrange with CD about visiting and showing him his specimens.

Letter details

Letter no.
Francis Trevelyan (Frank) Buckland
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
London, Albany St, 37
Source of text
DAR 160: 357
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4714,” accessed on 18 January 2022,

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