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Darwin Correspondence Project

To A. D. Bartlett   9 February [1865]1

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

Feb 9

Dear Sir

I wrote to you above a week ago to ask you to send me immediately the body of one of my Porto Santo Rabbits, together with some information.2

I have not received the rabbit nor any acknowledgement of my letter from you. I now request you will be so good as to write to me by return of post

Dear Sir | yours faithfully | Ch. Darwin


The year is established by CD’s request for the body of the Porto Santo rabbit; see letter to A. D. Bartlett, 14 February [1865].
See letter to A. D. Bartlett, 30 January [1865]. CD received the rabbit later in February (Variation 1: 114).


Variation: The variation of animals and plants under domestication. By Charles Darwin. 2 vols. London: John Murray. 1868.


Inquires about body of Porto Santo rabbit which has not arrived.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Abraham Dee Bartlett
Sent from
Source of text
Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection: FF8)
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4768,” accessed on 28 September 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 13