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Darwin Correspondence Project

To John Tyndall   25 April 1873

Down. Beckenham.

April 25th 1873.

My dear Tyndall.

I am very sorry to give you trouble; but it has just occured to me that I ought not to leave a copy of H’s confidential letter to me in the hands of any one. As I do not know to whom the copies were sent last I cannot write myself which I would otherwise have done—1

Will you therefore be so kind as to write a line to the two men who will ultimately receive the two copies which were sent to you and ask them to be so good as to return them to “C Darwin Down Beckenham. Kent”

Believe me | My dear Tyndall | Yours very sincerely | Ch. Darwin


It has just occurred to CD that he ought not to leave a copy of Huxley’s confidential letter in the hands of anyone. Asks JT to write to ask recipients to return the copies to CD at Down.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
John Tyndall
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Source of text
DAR 261.8: 18 (EH 88205956)
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8879,” accessed on 20 October 2019,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 21