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To F. S. B. François de Chaumont   17 December [1873]1

Down, | Beckenham, Kent.

Dec. 17

Dear Dr De Chaumont

Very many thanks for your note.—2 If at any time you have leisure & inclination to send me any criticisms, I shd. be truly obliged.—

Yours very faithfully | Ch. Darwin


The year is established by an archivist’s mark indicating that this letter followed the letter to F. S. B. F. de Chaumont, 3 February [1873]. The printed stationery is of a sort that CD used between January 1872 and November 1874.
Chaumont’s note has not been found. Chaumont had provided CD with information on habits for Expression, and may have sent additional information about his youngest daughter, Louise François de Chaumont (see letter to F. S. B. F. de Chaumont, 3 February [1873] and n. 4).


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


Thanks FdeC for his note and invites criticisms.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Francis Stephen Bennet François de Chaumont
Sent from
Source of text
Wellcome Collection (RAMC/473/3) Trustees of the Army Medical Service Museum
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 9179,” accessed on 21 April 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 21