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Darwin Correspondence Project

To W. E. Darwin   [before 30 November 1876]1


My dear W.

Huxley arrived all right.—2

I am at work on Dimorphic plants & have been going through your observations on Pulmonaria— I am fairly astonished at the labour which you bestowed on them, & they will be very useful to me.—3

Yours affectionately | C. D.


The date is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from W. E. Darwin, 30 November [1876] (this volume, Supplement).
Possibly a reference to Thomas Henry Huxley’s letter and enclosure to CD of 19 November 1876 (Correspondence vol. 24); William may have been returned it to CD after being sent it to read.
CD was evidently studying notes made by William between 4 May 1863 and May 1864 (Botanical notebook of W. E. Darwin, 1862–70; DAR 117: 34). See Forms of flowers, pp. 105–7.


Is working at dimorphic plants;

is astonished at WED’s labour.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
William Erasmus Darwin
Sent from
Source of text
DAR 210.6: 119
Physical description
ALS 1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5771,” accessed on 29 May 2023,