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From Hensleigh Wedgwood   [1867–72?]1

is also a sign of de⁠⟨⁠  ⁠⟩⁠ ⁠⟨⁠    ⁠⟩⁠ ⁠⟨⁠  ⁠⟩⁠fence a way ⁠⟨⁠    ⁠⟩⁠ a g⁠⟨⁠  ⁠⟩⁠ the oath ⁠⟨⁠    ⁠⟩⁠ ⁠⟨⁠  ⁠⟩⁠er stories? ⁠⟨⁠    ⁠⟩⁠ the na⁠⟨⁠  ⁠⟩⁠, but might ea⁠⟨⁠  ⁠⟩⁠, be confounded wi⁠⟨⁠th⁠⟩⁠ ⁠⟨⁠    ⁠⟩⁠

H. W.

CD annotations

1.1 ⁠⟨⁠  ⁠⟩⁠fence] two crosses below ink
Bottom of letter: ‘Laughter | silen⁠⟨⁠ce⁠⟩⁠’ ink; two crosses ink


The date range is conjectured from the fact that this fragment of a letter is stuck to the back of the first letter from Hensleigh Wedgwood, [1867–72], and from the likelihood that the subject of this letter has something to do with that of the first letter. There are some loose fragments at DAR 181: 55 that may belong with this letter.


A fragment that may contain information for Expression.

Letter details

Letter no.
Hensleigh Wedgwood
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Source of text
DAR 181: 53v
Physical description
ALS 1p damaged †

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7043,” accessed on 24 March 2023,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 20