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Darwin Correspondence Project

To Albert Günther   25 September 1869

Down. | Beckenham | Kent. S.E..

Sept 25/69

My dear Dr. Günther

I have just received your letter, & am astonished & deeply grieved at its contents.1 You have my most entire sympathy. Your words so full of tenderness & resignation brought tears into my eyes.

There is at present no comfort for you, & I can only wish you fortitude to bear the greatest loss, which a man can ever have to bear.—

I will write in few days & in the meantime I thank you for all your very kind assistance, so kindly rendered.—

Believe me, Yours very sincerely | Ch. Darwin


Is "astonished & deeply grieved" at loss [of AG’s wife].

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Albrecht Carl Ludwig Gotthilf (Albert) Günther
Sent from
Source of text
Shrewsbury School, Taylor Library
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 6910,” accessed on 21 September 2020,

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