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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 26 October 2020,

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