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To T. H. Farrer   24 September [1868]1

Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.

Sep. 24.

My dear Mr Farrer

I have been pleased to receive the enclosed this morning, which I forward without delay. As soon as I received the appendix about Lobelia I forwarded that also & presume that a proof sheet will soon be sent.2

When you have corrected the enclosed you had better send it direct by the address enclosed.

I am glad the Editors had the sense to appreciate your paper.3

Yours very sincerely | Ch. Darwin


The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from T. H. Farrer, 20 September 1868.
The enclosure has not been identified, but was presumably a proof-sheet of Farrer 1868, without the part on Lobelia or the additions Farrer later sent to CD (see letter from T. H. Farrer, 17 September 1868 and 20 September 1868 and nn. 1 and 3, and letter to the editor of Annals and Magazine of Natural History, 22 September [1868]; see also letter from T. H. Farrer, 24 September 1868).
See the letter to the editor of Annals and Magazine of Natural History, 22 September [1868] and n. 1.


Farrer, Thomas Henry. 1868. On the manner of fertilization of the scarlet runner and blue lobelia. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 4th ser. 2: 255–63.


Informs THF that Annals and Magazine of Natural History will publish his paper [see 6384].

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st baronet and 1st Baron Farrer
Sent from
Source of text
Linnean Society of London (LS Ms 299/6)
Physical description
LS 2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 6389,” accessed on 29 January 2023,

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