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From Briton Riviere   22 November 1872

16 Addison Road | Kensington W

Nov 22/72

My dear Sir

You must have thought me very remiss for not writing to thank you for your kindness in sending me your book, but I have only just returned home after a nearly six months absence & from some mistake the book was never forwarded to me.1

Please accept my best thanks for it now & believe me Dear Sir | Yours very truly | Briton Riviere

Charles Darwin Esq


Riviere’s name appears on CD’s presentation list for Expression (Appendix V); Riviere had made two of the illustrations (see Correspondence vol. 19, and this volume).


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

Expression: The expression of the emotions in man and animals. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1872.


Thanks for Expression.

Letter details

Letter no.
Briton Riviere
Charles Robert Darwin
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Source of text
DAR 176: 182
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8641,” accessed on 4 July 2020,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 20