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Darwin, Charles
AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED (“CHARLES DARWIN”), TO WILLIAM ROBINSON (“DEAR SIR”)
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Darwin, Charles
AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED (“CHARLES DARWIN”), TO WILLIAM ROBINSON (“DEAR SIR”)
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Darwin, Charles
AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED (“CHARLES DARWIN”), TO WILLIAM ROBINSON (“DEAR SIR”)
thanking him for sending six copies of The Garden “with a drawing of myself & a notice of my works”, noting with particular gratitude the “generous spirit” of the notice, 1 page, 8vo, headed stationery of Down House, 4 January 1876, framed and glazed
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Literature

DCP-LETT-10346; Grolier Club, Darwin (2004), p.36

Catalogue Note

William Robinson (1838-1935), the influential gardener who inspired the development of the English cottage flower garden, was founder editor of the journal The Garden: An Illustrated Weekly. Robinson and Darwin had been on friendly terms for more than ten years before this letter was written. They corresponded on botanical subjects and Darwin had sponsored Robinson's fellowship of the Linnean Society in 1866. Robinson's highly commendatory bibliographic essay on Darwin, in which he is praised as “one of the profoundest thinkers of the present day”, appeared as a Supplement to The Garden on 1 January 1876.

English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations, including The Garrett Herman Collection: The Age of Darwin

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London