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Darwin Correspondence Project

To Hugh Falconer   4 October [1862]1

Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.

Oct 4th

My dear Falconer

I returned home on Tuesday evening & on Thursday I returned your M.S., with my letter, to Park Crescent, & there I have no doubt you will find it safe.—2 I shd. indeed be grieved if it were lost.—

In Haste | Ever yours | C. Darwin


The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from Hugh Falconer, 3 October 1862 (Correspondence vol. 10).
In his letter of 3 October 1862 (Correspondence vol. 10), Falconer asked CD whether he had received the manuscript that Falconer had sent him on 27 September 1862. The manuscript was part of a paper on fossil and living species of elephant (Falconer 1863). CD commented favourably on the manuscript in his letter to Hugh Falconer, 1 October [1862] (Correspondence vol. 10).


Explains that he returned the MS - part of a paper on fossil and living species of elephant (Falconer 1863) - to Falconer’s house in Park Crescent the previous Thursday.

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 3751F,” accessed on 29 January 2020,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 18 (Supplement)