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From T. L. Brunton   23 July [1874]1

23 Somerset St | Portman Square

July 23d

Dear Sir

I enclose a tracing from what is said to be a good portrait of John Bunyan showing differences in two sides of face2

Please don’t trouble to acknowledge receipt.

Yours faithfully | T Lauder Brunton

Chas Darwin Esq




The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter to T. L. Brunton, 4 March 1874.
Brunton had argued that expression could differ on different sides of the face (see Correspondence vol. 21, letter from T. L. Brunton, 2 December 1873). He gave further examples in a now damaged section of his letter of 28 February 1874.


Correspondence: The correspondence of Charles Darwin. Edited by Frederick Burkhardt et al. 29 vols to date. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1985–.


Encloses a tracing of a portrait of John Bunyan showing the differences of the two sides of the face.

Letter details

Letter no.
Thomas Lauder Brunton, 1st baronet
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
London, Somerset St, 23
Source of text
DAR 160: 339 (fragile)
Physical description
A (?) LS 1p damaged, encl 1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 9561,” accessed on 23 September 2023,

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