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Darwin Correspondence Project

To A. S. Strahan   29 November 18701

Down. | Beckenham | Kent. S.E.

Nov 29—1870d

Dear Sir

I have been informed that an application is to be made to Government for a pension for Mr Cupples.2

Although I am not personally acquainted with this gentleman, I have corresponded with him on scientific subject during several years.3

On some very intricate points he has been so kind as not only to collect, at the cost of much trouble, information from various sources, but has likewise made for me valuable observations. Therefore he has my sincere good wishes for his success. I have confined myself to the above points relating to Science, as I consider Literature beyond my province—

I beg leave to remain | dear Sir | yours faithfully | Charles Darwin

Footnotes

This letter was previously published from a draft at DAR 161: 280v in Correspondence vol. 18. The current transcription is from images of the original letter.
See Correspondence vols. 16–18.

Bibliography

Correspondence: The correspondence of Charles Darwin. Edited by Frederick Burkhardt et al. 27 vols to date. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1985–.

Summary

A recommendation for George Cupples who has applied for a government pension: "I have corresponded with him on scientific subjects during several years. On some very intricate points he has been so kind as not only to collect, at the cost of much trouble, information from various sources, but has likewise made for me valuable observations".

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-7385
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
Alexander Stuart Strahan
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Heritage Book Shop (dealers) (January 2018)
Physical description
LS 3pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7385,” accessed on 28 February 2021, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-7385.xml

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

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