RECORD: Darwin, Francis. 1882. Mr. Charles Darwin's letters. Academy 526 (3 June): 396.

REVISION HISTORY: Transcribed and edited by John van Wyhe 8.2009. RN1

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Down, Beckenham: May 25, 1882

Will you allow me to mention that I am collecting my father's letters with a view to a biography?1 I shall be greatly indebted to any of my father's friends and correspondents who may have letters from him if they will allow me to see and make copies of them. I need hardly add that no letter shall be published without the full consent of its owner.


1 The biography was published in 1887 as Life and letters.

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