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From Robert Swinhoe   16 October 1869

33 Oakley Square. SW.

16 October, 1869.

My dear Mr. Darwin,

I have returned from China to England.1 I took the route via Japan to San Francisco and across the American continent to New York & thence to Liverpool. I have a book of fine photographs of Japanese which somewhat illustrate expression. This I would much like you to see.2 If agreeable to you I will send the book to your house.

I trust that you are improved in health.

Your’s very truly, | Robert Swinhoe

Footnotes

Swinhoe was acting British consul at Amoy (Xiamen), China.
Swinhoe had earlier published CD’s queries on expression in Notes and Queries on China and Japan 1 (1867): 105 (see Correspondence vol. 15, letter to Robert Swinhoe, [27 February 1867], where the queries are reproduced, and letter from Robert Swinhoe, 5 August 1867).

Bibliography

Correspondence: The correspondence of Charles Darwin. Edited by Frederick Burkhardt et al. 26 vols to date. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1985–.

Summary

Has a book of photographs of Japanese that CD might be interested in for his work on expression.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-6940
From
Robert Swinhoe
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
London, Oakley Square, 33
Source of text
DAR 177: 332
Physical description
2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 6940,” accessed on 12 December 2019, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-6940.xml

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

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