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From Francis Galton   11 August 1872

9. Royal Crescent | Marine Parade | Brighton

Aug 11/72

My dear Darwin

The buck is quite well— the enclosed note just received, explains everything1   Now that Dr. Carter has returned, he will see that all is rightly done.—2 Will you kindly tell your servant to explain to the carrier.?3

Very sincerely yours | Francis Galton

Do not care to return the note.


See letters to Francis Galton, 23 January [1872] and n. 2, and 9 August [1872]. The enclosure has not been found.
Charles Henry Carter was a physician whom Galton employed to assist in his rabbit experiments (see Correspondence vol. 19, letter from Francis Galton, 21 November 1871).
The carrier was George Snow. The servant was probably William Jackson or Mark Ansell (see letter to Francis Galton, 27 May [1872] and n. 2).


Correspondence: The correspondence of Charles Darwin. Edited by Frederick Burkhardt et al. 29 vols to date. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1985–.


The buck is well; Dr Carter has returned, and things will go better.

Letter details

Letter no.
Francis Galton
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Source of text
DAR 105: A71
Physical description
ALS 1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8465,” accessed on 18 September 2023,

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