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Darwin Correspondence Project

To Edward Blyth   25 March [1868]1

4 Chester Place | N.W.

March. 25.

Dear Blyth

I write one line to say that I have found your 4 sheets of M.S. most interesting & valuable.—2 I suppose fully half the facts were new to me. I shall probably use some, & hereafter shall have to make a few queries, about some names, which I cannot read with security.—

Yours truly obliged | Ch. Darwin


The year is established by the address. CD stayed at 4 Chester Place, Sarah Elizabeth Wedgwood’s house in London, from 11 March to 1 April 1868 (Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242)).


Has found EB’s MS most interesting and valuable. Fully half the facts were new to him; will probably use some.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Edward Blyth
Sent from
London, Chester Place, 4
Source of text
McGill University Library, Department of Rare Books
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 6049,” accessed on 12 December 2019,

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