RECORD:  Ferstendich, Albert. 1882.04.22. Telegram to Emma Darwin. CUL-DAR215.10f. Edited by John van Wyhe (Darwin Online,

REVISION HISTORY: Transcribed by Christine Chua and edited by John van Wyhe 11.2021. RN1

NOTE: See record in the Darwin Online manuscript catalogue, enter its Identifier here. Reproduced with permission of the Syndics of Cambridge University Library and William Huxley Darwin.


[Francis Darwin:] answered


Handed in at the Petersburg 22.10.40 AM 9.47a Received here at 10.50a.m

Dated Stamp of delivering office FARNBORO A KENT AP22 82

From Albert Ferstendich

To Lady Darwin London

In Presence of Mournful news brought by Telegraph I take The liberty of expressing to you the Sincerely participating in you your sorrows the world Lost the greatest master of many centuries

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