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Darwin Correspondence Project

To Horatio Piggot   20 March [1875]1

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

March 20.

Dear Sir

Your suggestion is a very good one, & should there ever be a new Edition I will consider its adoption.2

Dear Sir | Yours faithfully | Ch. Darwin


The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from Horatio Piggot, 20 March 1875.
In his letter of 20 March 1875, Piggot suggested that Coral reefs include illustrations of corals (class Anthozoa). There were no further editions in CD’s lifetime.


Coral reefs: The structure and distribution of coral reefs. Being the first part of the geology of the voyage of the Beagle, under the command of Capt. FitzRoy RN, during the years 1832 to 1836. By Charles Darwin. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1842.


Thanks for his suggestion about drawings for future edition [of Coral reefs].

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 9895,” accessed on 23 January 2020,

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