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To W. H. M. Christie   13 October [1874]1

Down, | Beckenham, Kent. | Railway Station | Orpington S.E.R.

Oct 13

Dear Sir

I am extremely obliged to you & to the Astronomer Royal for so kindly informing me of the safe arrival of the Merope at New Zealand.2

Dear Sir | yours faithfully | Charles Darwin

Footnotes

The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from W. H. M. Christie, 12 October 1874.
See letter from W. H. M. Christie, 12 October 1874 and n. 1. The astronomer royal was George Biddell Airy. Leonard Darwin was on the Merope as part of the transit of Venus expedition.

Summary

Thanks WHMC and the Astronomer Royal for informing him of the safe arrival of the Merope [Leonard Darwin’s ship] at New Zealand. [See 9677.]

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-9678A
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
William Henry Mahoney Christie
Sent from
Down
Source of text
CUL-RGO 6/273 (section 3-4: 381)
Physical description
1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 9678A,” accessed on 23 July 2019, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-9678A.xml

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

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