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Darwin Correspondence Project

To the Linnean Society   12 September 1872

Down, | Beckenham, Kent.

Sep. 12. 72

Dear Sir,

Will you be so kind as to send me the parcel & likewise any parts of your transactions now due to me addressed to “C Darwin Esq. Orpington Stn. South Eastern Railway.” (not adding any other address)1

My dear Sir | Yours very faithfully | Ch. Darwin


There is a note on the letter reading, ‘Answerd. req for him to retn. authorisn. to Jas. West to sign for Trans. R.K.’ R.K.: Richard Kippist, librarian of the Linnean Society. See also letter to the Linnean Society, [after 12] September 1872. CD’s copies of the Transactions of the Linnean Society of London are in the Darwin Archive–CUL. Orpington was the nearest station to Down House.


Instructions for forwarding a parcel and outstanding issues of Transactions due him.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Linnean Society
Sent from
Source of text
Linnean Society of London (Darwin Misc. Letters 9)
Physical description
LS 1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8517,” accessed on 13 September 2023,

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