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Darwin Correspondence Project

From Julius von Haast   2 June 1864

Christchurch, | NZ.

June 2d. 1864

My dear Mr Darwin.

I was truly sorry to hear through Mrs. Darwin that the state of your health would not allow you to answer yourself my last letter,1 but I trust that ere you receive this, you will be entirely restored to your family, your friends and to Science. Will you present my kindest regards and convey my best thanks to Mrs Darwin for her great kindness in having written to me

The principal object of this note is only to enquire after you, hoping as I do, that the rest for some time from intellectual labour has again given you the necessary strength to continue your eminent researches.

Believe me my dear Mr Darwin | very sincerely yours | Julius Haast

Ch Darwin Esqre | FRS. etc.



In her letter to Haast of 12 December [1863] (Correspondence vol. 11), Emma Darwin wrote that CD had been ‘very unwell for some months’. Haast had written a long letter to CD on 21 July [– 7? August] 1863 (ibid.).


Correspondence: The correspondence of Charles Darwin. Edited by Frederick Burkhardt et al. 27 vols to date. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1985–.


Inquires about CD’s health.

Letter details

Letter no.
John Francis Julius (Julius) von Haast
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Source of text
DAR 166: 7
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4518,” accessed on 2 December 2020,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 12