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To James Crichton-Browne   2 April [1870]1


April 2,

My dear Sir

As Duchenne’s book is of value to me for the marks and your notes of great value, will you have the great kindness to send me literally one line by Post to tell me when it is despatched.2 You thought that you should send it off yesterday fortnight, and in case of loss per Rail, it would of course be advisable to make early enquiries. I beg you to forgive me for being so troublesome and I remain

My dear Sir | Yours very faithfully | Ch. Darwin


The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from James Crichton-Browne, 15 March 1870.


Duchenne, Guillaume Benjamin Amand. 1862. Mécanisme de la physionomie humaine, ou analyse électro-physiologique de l’expression des passions. 1 vol. and ‘Atlas’ of plates. Paris: Ve Jules Renouard, Libraire.


Copy of Duchenne [see 7089] has not arrived; CD is concerned that it may be lost.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
James Crichton-Browne
Sent from
Source of text
DAR 143: 331
Physical description
C 1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7160,” accessed on 16 June 2024,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 18