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Darwin Correspondence Project

To Ludwig Rütimeyer   20 February 1874

Down, | Beckenham, Kent.

Feb 20 1874

Dear Sir

I write a line to thank you for the renewed proof of your kindness in having sent me your Essay on living & fossil Turtles;1 & I have no doubt that this is as valuable as your many other Essays—

My dear Sir | yours very faithfully | Charles Darwin


There is an inscribed copy of Rütimeyer 1873 in the Darwin Pamphlet Collection–CUL. The pages at the end have been cut and there is a pencil annotation on the back cover, ‘Skimmed’.


Rütimeyer, Ludwig. 1873. Ueber den Bau von Schale und Schädel bei lebenden und fossilen Schildkröten. Verhandlungen der naturforschenden Gesellschaft in Basel 6: 3–137.


Thanks for LR’s essay on living and fossil turtles [Bull. Soc. Sci. Nat. Neuchâtel 9 (1873): 439–41].

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Karl Ludwig (Ludwig) Rütimeyer
Sent from
Source of text
Universitätsbibliothek Basel, Handschriften (G IV 91, 6)
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 9306,” accessed on 18 September 2020,

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