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From Jules Joseph Fleury   23 July 1869


July 23rd 1869.


A man of the name of Edward Darwin, married, in 1823, a french woman called Orricette Parfaite Adèle Boucher, or Bouché, de Forges.1

Should you be a relation of M. Edward Darwin, you may perhaps inform me ⁠⟨⁠    ⁠⟩⁠ when the marriage ceremony took place.

I will feel obliged if you can give me an answer at your earliest convenience.

I remain, | Sir, | Your’s truly | The Consul General for France | Fleury

Mr. Darwin | Down   Bromley


CD’s half uncle, Edward Darwin, was never married (Freeman 1978). Orricette Parfaite Adèle Boucher has not been further identified.


Freeman, Richard Broke. 1978. Charles Darwin: a companion. Folkestone, Kent: William Dawson & Sons. Hamden, Conn.: Archon Books, Shoe String Press.


Wants to know whether CD is related to Edward Darwin, who married a French woman in 1823.

Letter details

Letter no.
Jules Joseph Fleury
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Consulat Général de France, London
Source of text
DAR 164: 136
Physical description
LS 1p damaged

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 6840,” accessed on 7 June 2023,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 17