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Darwin Correspondence Project

To ?   23 June 1869

“I have never once expressed a wish for aid or for information, which has not been granted, as far as possible, in the most liberal spirit.”

(Fertilisation of Orchids. Introduction.—)1

Charles Darwin

Down, June 23d. 1869.—

Footnotes

The quotation is from Orchids, p. 4.

Bibliography

Orchids: On the various contrivances by which British and foreign orchids are fertilised by insects, and on the good effects of intercrossing. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1862.

Summary

[A quotation in CD’s hand, signed and dated, from the introduction to Orchids.] "I have never once expressed a wish for aid or for information, which has not been granted, as far as possible, in the most liberal spirit."

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-6795
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
Unidentified
Sent from
Caerdeon Down letterhead
Source of text
The Morgan Library and Museum, New York (MA 6512)
Physical description
ADS 1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 6795,” accessed on 20 February 2020, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-6795.xml

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 17

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