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From James Paget   12 May 1875

1, Harewood Place, | Hanover Square. W.

May 12. 1875.

My dear Darwin

I beg you to let me thus introduce to you Mr. Burgers, the President of the Trans-Vaal Republic—1 He is devoted to Natural Science, anxious to know you, and ready to assist you in any investigations that you may wish to be made in his country—

Sincerely your’s | James Paget

Chas. Darwin Esq.


Thomas François Burgers was president of the Transvaal Republic from 1871 to 1877. The Transvaal Republic was in the north-eastern part of southern Africa, bounded by the Vaal river in the south and the Limpopo river in the north.


A letter introducing T. F. Burgers, President of the Transvaal Republic.

Letter details

Letter no.
James Paget, 1st baronet
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
London, Harewood Place, 1
Source of text
DAR 174: 8
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 9977,” accessed on 21 January 2022,

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