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From John Tyndall   8 March [1871]1

Royal Institution of Great Britain

8th March.

My dear Darwin

I wrote to your friend immediately, saw him, talked to him, and liked him. I thought he would probably tell you all this—otherwise I would have written to you.2

The subjects on which he spoke to me have often occupied my attention.

Yours ever | John Tyndall


The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter to John Tyndall, 7 March [1871].
Tyndall refers to William Ogle. See letter to John Tyndall, 7 March [1871] and n. 2.


Has seen Ogle. His subject [olfactory nerve tissue and absorption of odours] has often occupied JT’s attention.

Letter details

Letter no.
John Tyndall
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Royal Institution
Source of text
DAR 106: C8
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7556,” accessed on 22 January 2020,

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