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To Henri de Lacaze-Duthiers   11 December 1872

Down, | Beckenham, Kent.

Dec 11. 1872

Dear Sir

I am very much obliged for yr kind note & present of yr photograph, which I shall be particularly glad to add to my collection, as that of a naturalist whom I have long honoured—1

I have taken in the Revue from its commencement, & shall continue to do so, for I have profitted much by many of the articles.2

In case you wd like to possess my photograph, I enclose a copy—& remain with the greatest respect | Dear Sir | yours faithfully | Ch. Darwin


Lacaze-Duthiers’s note and photograph have not been found.
The Revue des cours scientifiques de la France et de l’étranger changed its name to Revue scientifique de la France et de l’étranger in 1871 (see Correspondence vol. 19, letter from Emile Alglave, 17 March 1871 and n. 3). CD probably took the Revue from this date rather than from the founding of the Revue des cours scientifiques in 1863. A review of Expression by Léon Dumont (Dumont 1873) was published in the Revue scientifique in May 1873; Lacaze-Duthiers’s note may have given CD notice of this. There is a lightly annotated copy of Dumont 1873 in the Darwin Pamphlet Collection–CUL.


Correspondence: The correspondence of Charles Darwin. Edited by Frederick Burkhardt et al. 27 vols to date. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1985–.

Expression: The expression of the emotions in man and animals. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1872.


Thanks HdeL-D for his photograph and encloses one of himself.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Félix Joseph Henri de Lacaze-Duthiers
Sent from
Source of text
Archives de l’Académie des sciences, Paris (27 J Fonds Lacaze-Duthiers)
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8673,” accessed on 30 March 2020,

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