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Darwin Correspondence Project

To L. H. Morgan   14 June [1871]1

Down, | Beckenham, Kent.

June 14th

My dear Mr Morgan

I really do not know how to thank you enough for your extraordinary kindness in having taken so much trouble for my sons. Your instructions about their route & your splendid supply of introductions will be invaluable to them.2 With hearty thanks | yours very truly obliged | Ch. Darwin


The year is established by the reference to Morgan’s providing information and introductions for CD’s sons (see n. 2, below).
George Howard Darwin and Francis Darwin left for a ten-week tour of the United States on 29 July 1871 (see letter to Asa Gray, 16 July [1871]). Morgan had visited Down on 9 June 1871 (see letter to L. H. Morgan, 7 June 1871 and n. 1).


Thanks LHM for his introductions for CD’s sons and for his instructions about their route [for their U. S. visit].

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Lewis Henry Morgan
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Source of text
Department of Rare Books, Special Collections and Preservation, University of Rochester Libraries
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7819,” accessed on 26 February 2020,

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