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To Hermann Müller   29 March [1867]1

Down, Bromley, Kent

Mar: 29.

Dear Sir

Your letter has been a great pleasure to me.2 To believe that I have interested and in any degree aided an energetic and skilful naturalist like yourself is in truth the highest reward possible to me.—

—I sent you a few days ago a paper on climbing plants by your brother, and I then knew for the first time that Fritz Müller was your brother.3 I feel the greatest respect for him as one of the most able naturalists living, and he has aided me in many ways with extraordinary kindess.—

Yours very faithfully | Ch. Darwin


The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from Hermann Müller, 23 March 1867.
CD refers to F. Müller 1865 (see letter from Hermann Müller, 23 March 1867).


Has learned that Fritz Müller is HM’s brother.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Heinrich Ludwig Hermann (Hermann) Müller
Sent from
Source of text
DAR 146: 428
Physical description
C 1p inc

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5471,” accessed on 23 June 2024,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 15