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Darwin Correspondence Project

From Francis Darwin   [after 1871?]1

Dear Father

I send you the abstract; I am very sorry that I havnt been able to get it done before— I’m afraid you will find it very obscure: my German says it is obscure in the original; there are several things I cant make out—. I will bring the book on Sat. for you to look at the figures— I cant say that I think he proves his point, but as I cant understand what he means very often I cant judge v well. I shall come by the 5.5 on Sat fr Charig X.2



The date is conjectured from the earliest reference in the extant correspondence to Francis making abstracts of German texts for CD; see Correspondence vol. 19, letter from Francis Darwin, [after 22 May 1871].
Charing Cross railway station in London. Neither the book nor the German informant has been identified.


Sends abstract, and will bring book on Saturday.

Letter details

Letter no.
Francis Darwin
Charles Robert Darwin
Source of text
DAR 274.1: 6
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8715F,” accessed on 9 June 2023,