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Darwin Correspondence Project

From W. E. Darwin   29 July [1871?]1

My dear Father,

Will you & mother sign and date the enclosed paper, and get the girls to sign their names & send it to Uncle Ras— the other boys can sign it any time

W E Darwin

Keep it back till Henrietta has signed & put date2

July 29


The year is conjectured from a pencil note on the letter, reading, ‘sent to [Turner]   Refers to letters of 1871 to uncle Eras’.
The enclosure has not been identified. William refers to Henrietta Emma and Elizabeth Darwin, Erasmus Alvey Darwin, and George Howard, Francis, Leonard, and Horace Darwin.


Wants CD to sign an enclosure [missing] and get the signatures of other family members.

Letter details

Letter no.
William Erasmus Darwin
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Source of text
DAR 210.5: 5
Physical description
ALS 1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7886,” accessed on 30 November 2023,

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