RECORD: Russell, Arthur. [1869]. [Recollection of Darwin in a letter to Kate Russell, 9 September 1869]. In: Russell, B. and Russell, P. 1937. The Amberly papers, 2 vols. New York: Norton, vol. 2, p. 450.

REVISION HISTORY:Text prepared by Kees Rookmaaker 11.2010. RN1

NOTE: This recollection is reprinted in Thomas Glick, What about Darwin? Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press 2010.

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We saw a great deal of the great Darwin at Holwood—he lives at Down not far off—a charming man, but with wretched health. Laura painted his picture—He is the greatest name in English science at this moment—the most universally known abroad.

Arthur Russell (1825-1892), English politician.

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