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From John Tyndall   5 August 1874

My dear Darwin

In as much as I have taken the liberty of mentioning you in my Address to the British Association to be delivered at Belfast, I thought I might ask you to glance over that portion of the address which relates to you, so that I may be sure that I have stated nothing wrong.1 I have therefore asked Taylor & Francis to forward you a proof2   It is not finally corrected, & some portions of it I have not at all seen; but I think you will be able to see whether any error has crept in   If you would return it to me at the Royal Institution as soon as you possibly can I should feel very much obliged to you

yours ever | John Tyndall

5th Aug 1874 | Bel Alp3

I hope to be in London on My or Ty next


Tyndall was to deliver the presidential address at the annual meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, which was held in Belfast from 19 to 26 August 1874 (Tyndall 1874). Tyndall discussed CD’s theory of natural selection on pages lxxxiii–lxxxvii.
Taylor & Francis were the printers of the Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science.
Belalp is near the Aletsch glacier in Switzerland.


Asks CD to look over those parts of the proofs of his Belfast address [Rep. BAAS 44 (1874): lxvi–xcvii] that mention CD.

Letter details

Letter no.
John Tyndall
Charles Robert Darwin
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Source of text
DAR 106: C16
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 9587,” accessed on 27 September 2020,

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