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Darwin Correspondence Project

To Williams and Norgate?   6 March [1860]1

Down Bromley Kent

March 6th

Dear Sir

Please order & send to 57 Queen Anne St.— “La première partie du troisième volume de Histoire Nat. générale des regnes organiques” by Is. Geoffroy St. Hilaire.2

I see that it is just published.

Yours faithfully | C. Darwin


Dated by the reference to the third volume of I. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire 1854–62.
The third volume of I. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire 1854–62 was issued in two parts, the first of which was published in 1860. The volume requested by CD includes discussions of the origin of domestic animals, teratology, and hybridisation. In the back of his copy, CD noted: ‘I have selected only for my 1st volume *on Dom Animals [interl blue crayon]—   Must be all gone over again & Indexed Especially for Hybridisation very good.—’ CD’s annotated copy of the entire work is in the Darwin Library–CUL.


Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, Isidore. 1854–62. Histoire naturelle générale des règnes organiques, principalement étudiée chez l’homme et les animaux. 3 vols. Paris: Victor Masson.


Orders first part of vol. 3 of Isidore Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, Histoire naturelle générale des règnes organiques [3 vols. (1854–62)].

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Williams & Norgate
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Source of text
John Hay Library, Brown University (Albert E. Lownes Manuscript Collection)
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 2723,” accessed on 11 April 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 8