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Darwin Correspondence Project

To William Kemp   23 February [1844]1

Down Bromley Kent

Feb. 23d

Dear Sir

I much regret there has been so much delay in sending you your copies of your Paper—it was caused by a mistake of the Publishers.—2

I have taken the liberty of sending a copy to Prof. Lindley of the Gardener’s Chronicle & another to Mr Babington.—3

Yours very faithfully | C. Darwin


The year is determined by the relationship between this letter and the letter to William Kemp, 7 December [1843] (this volume, Supplement).
CD refers to Kemp 1844. CD had compiled it and sent it to the editors of Annals and Magazine of Natural History. See this volume, Supplement, letter to William Kemp, 7 December [1843] and Correspondence vol. 2, Appendix VI.
John Lindley and Charles Cardale Babington had both helped identify the plants discussed in Kemp 1844. See Correspondence vol. 2, letter from John Lindley, [before 2 September 1843] and letter from C. C. Babington, 26 October 1843.


Regrets the delay in sending copies of his paper.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
William Kemp
Sent from
Source of text
Ruth Cramond and David Cramond (private collection)
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 736F,” accessed on 29 November 2020,

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