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To Michael Foster   29 [June 1871]1

Down, | Beckenham, Kent. [6 Queen Anne Street, London.]


My dear Sir

Many many thanks for the Curare received last night.: I will be very careful not to waste it.—2 I shall not use it for about 3 weeks, when I intend leaving home for a month & will then resume my work, as an amusement, on Drosera.— I am so glad to have got the Curare. If you pay me a visit, I shall like to explain what I intend trying.— What you say, however, about Amœbæ is a damper.3

Yours gratefully | Ch. Darwin


The month and year are established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from Michael Foster, [26 June 1871].
See letter to Michael Foster, 26 June [1871] and n. 4, and letter from Michael Foster, [26 June 1871]. CD spent most of August 1871 at Haredene in Albury, Surrey.


Thanks him for curare.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Michael Foster
Sent from
London Queen Anne St, 6 Down letterhead
JU 29 71
Source of text
American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.401)
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7837,” accessed on 20 September 2020,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 19