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Darwin Correspondence Project

From Leonard Darwin   [before 27 June 1874]1

Dear Father

I was going to work those things tonight but I am afraid I have hopelessly mislaid the paper on which I had copied the figures. Would you send them by post. I have written to Abney.2

Your affec son | Leonard Darwin

If not very expensive shall I get a little glass case made about 12 in cube or shall you wait till you see if you experiment succeeds.3

CD annotations

Top of letter: ‘R. Nav [above del illeg] College | Greenwich’4pencil


The date is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from Leonard Darwin to W. de W. Abney, [before 27 June 1874].
The purpose of the glass case has not been established.
Leonard spent time at the observatory in Greenwich while preparing for the transit of Venus expedition (Correspondence vol. 21, letter from G. H. Darwin, [before 3 October 1873]).


Correspondence: The correspondence of Charles Darwin. Edited by Frederick Burkhardt et al. 28 vols to date. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1985–.


LD has misplaced some figures on which he was to work.

Letter details

Letter no.
Leonard Darwin
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
R. Naval College, Greenwich
Source of text
DAR 186: 31
Physical description
ALS 2pp †

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 9196,” accessed on 30 June 2022,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 22