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Darwin Correspondence Project

To John Tyndall   1 March [1871]1

Down. | Beckenham | Kent. S.E. [6 Queen Anne Street]

March 1.

My dear Tyndall

Very sincere thanks. I am sorry to trouble you, but you have mistaken the man, as my Dr. W. Ogle of 34 Clarges St. told me he did not know you.—2 He is an Oxford man, & I have liked much what little I have seen of him.— If he may call on you, I do not doubt he wd be proud & pleased.—

Yours very sincerely | Ch. Darwin

(off very early tomorrow to home)3


The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the first letter to John Tyndall, 1 March [1871].
See letter from John Tyndall, 1 March [1871] and n. 2. CD refers to William Ogle.
CD returned to Down on 2 March 1871 (see ‘Journal’ (Appendix II)).


Ogle is unacquainted with JT; would be proud and pleased to call on him. CD likes what little he has seen of him.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
John Tyndall
Sent from
London Queen Anne St, 6
Source of text
DAR 261.8: 9 (EH 88205947)
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7525,” accessed on 28 January 2020,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 19