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Darwin Correspondence Project

To Hugo de Vries   19 February 1874

Down, | Beckenham, Kent.

Feb 19 1874

Dear Sir

I beg leave to thank you very sincerely for your kindness in having sent me your memoir on Climbing Plants which I shall be extremely glad to read soon.1

With my best thanks & respect I remain | dear Sir | yours faithfully | Ch. Darwin


There are annotated offprints of Vries’s two articles on climbing plants (Vries 1873a and 1873b) in the Darwin Pamphlet Collection–CUL. CD cited them frequently in Climbing plants 2d ed., published in 1875.


Climbing plants 2d ed.: The movements and habits of climbing plants. 2d edition. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1875.


Thanks for copies of HdV’s two articles on climbing plants (Vries 1873a and 1873b).

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Hugo de Vries
Source of text
Amsterdam Artis Library (De Vries 1)
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 9303F,” accessed on 26 November 2020,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 22