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To D. F. Nevill   15 February 1875

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

Feb 15. 75

Dear Lady Dorothy Nevill

I am much obliged for your Ladyship’s very kind note; but I am sorry to say that I shall not be in London, till later in the spring.1 I am working so hard at my book on Insectivorous Plants that I cannot at present spare the time. This very morning I was correcting the Chapter on Utricularia & had the pleasure to acknowledge my obligations to you.2 You will probably be in London later in the season, & I then hope to have the honour of seeing you.

I beg leave to remain your Ladyship’s very faithfully, | Charles Darwin

Footnotes

See letter from D. F. Nevill, 14 [February 1875]. CD next visited London from 31 March until 12 April 1875 (CD’s ‘Journal’ (Appendix II)).
CD acknowledged Nevill for giving him a plant of Utricularia montana (a synonym of U. alpina, alpine bladderwort) in Insectivorous plants, p. 431. The plant is native to northern South America.

Bibliography

Insectivorous plants. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1875.

Summary

Cannot visit now because of work on Insectivorous plants.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-9856
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
Dorothy Fanny Nevill
Sent from
Down
Source of text
American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.463)
Physical description
2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 9856,” accessed on 20 September 2020, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-9856.xml

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 23

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