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From Jean Charles Léonard Simonde de and Jessie Sismondi to Emma Darwin   1 July 1840


[J. C. L. Sismondi expresses his admiration for Journal of researches. The book has shown him the character of the man who married Emma. He is impressed by CD’s knowledge of natural science and his powers of observation. He is especially struck by the physical strength CD displayed against so many privations, a strength which he is sure will return.

The remainder of his and Mme. Sismondi’s letter describes social events at Tenby.]


Sismondi’s appreciation of CD’s Journal of researches.

Letter details

Letter no.
Jean-Charles Léonard Simonde de Sismondi (Jean-Charles Léonard de Sismondi); Jessie de Sismondi
Emma Wedgwood/Emma Darwin
Sent from
Source of text
DAR 177: 175
Physical description
4pp (part French)

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 574,” accessed on 21 February 2020,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 2