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From James Crichton-Browne   12 September 1873

West Riding Asylum, | Wakefield.

12th. Sept. 1873.

My dear Sir,

I have just returned from Germany and found your note of the 7th. Inst. which I regard as the highest compliment that could possible be paid to our volume of Reports.1 If the work has interested you it must have merit.

I presume there is no chance of your being at the British Association Meeting at Bradford.2 Should you however contemplate a visit to the North I hope you will not pass Wakefield without calling upon me.

With the greatest respect, | I am, | Yours most faithfully | J. Crichton Browne

Charles Darwin Esq | &c &c


See letter to James Crichton-Browne, 7 September [1873] and n. 2. Crichton-Browne had evidently sent CD the third volume of the West Riding Lunatic Asylum Medical Reports.
The British Association for the Advancement of Science meeting was held in Bradford, Yorkshire, from 17 to 24 September 1873 (Report of the 43rd meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, held at Bradford (1873), p. lxix).


Thanks CD for his praise of West Riding Asylum Medical Reports.

Hopes CD will come to Asylum if he attends BAAS meeting at Bradford.

Letter details

Letter no.
James Crichton-Browne
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
West Riding Asylum, Wakefield
Source of text
DAR 161: 320
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 9053,” accessed on 21 January 2022,

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