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Darwin Correspondence Project

From William Bowman   1 February 1868

My dear Mr Darwin

I am exceedingly obliged to you for your kind thought of me in sending me your acceptable gift of your new work.1 I have been away from home so it did not come to hand till today or I should have acknowledged it earlier—

Most truly yours obliged | W Bowman

5 Clifford St

Feb. 1. 1868


Bowman refers to Variation. His name appears on CD’s presentation list (see Correspondence vol. 16, Appendix IV).


Correspondence: The correspondence of Charles Darwin. Edited by Frederick Burkhardt et al. 27 vols to date. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1985–.


Thanks CD for the gift of his new work [Variation].

Letter details

Letter no.
William Bowman, 1st baronet
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
London, Clifford St, 5
Source of text
Sir John Paget Bowman (private collection)
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5832,” accessed on 8 August 2020,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 16