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Darwin Correspondence Project

To Arthur Hough   15 January [1872–4]1

Down, | Beckenham, Kent.

Jan. 15

Dear Sir

I am much obliged for your kindness in sending me the curious Photograph; but as I have had similar ones sent me, I will not rob you of it.—2

Dear Sir | Yours faithfully & obliged | Ch. Darwin


The year range is established by the printed stationery, with the address in the centre; CD used this type of notepaper between January 1872 and November 1874. Arthur Hough has not been identified. Notes on the original letter read, ‘Mr Hough’s property’ and ‘Arthur Hough’. The letter is tipped into a copy of Origin 5th ed.
The photograph has not been identified.


Origin 5th ed.: On the origin of species by means of natural selection, or the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life. 5th edition, with additions and corrections. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1869.


His thanks for the curious photograph. Since he has similar ones he will not "rob" AH of it.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Arthur Hough
Sent from
Source of text
UCL Library Services, Special Collections (Tipped into Origin 5th ed. Strong Room E 920 D1 (4))
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7442A,” accessed on 5 June 2020,

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