RECORD: Harrison, Frederic. 1882.04.22. Letter to George Howard Darwin. CUL-DAR215.7i. Edited by John van Wyhe (Darwin Online, http://darwin-online.org.uk/)

REVISION HISTORY: Transcribed by Christine Chua and edited by John van Wyhe 11.2021. Corrections by Anne Secord 4.2022. RN2

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.

"Harrison, Frederic, 1831-1923. Jurist, historian and popular writer. 1871 Apr. 1 CD to H on beauty. CCD19. In 1873 Nov. 16 lunched with the Darwins. In her final diary in 1896, ED wrote "F Harrison" on the end pages." (Paul van Helvert & John van Wyhe, Darwin: A Companion, 2021)


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[To GHD]

38, Westbourne Terrace, W.

22 April 1882.

My dear Darwin,

Suffer me to offer you one word of sympathy in the irreparable loss which you & your family, our country, & the world have sustained. Having met your father in society I can better understand the truth of all that is said of his beauty of character in private as well as his greatness in thought. May I join my hope that you will permit him to be laid in the Abbey. It will hold no nobler nature, no more persistent mind.

Yours sincerely

Frederic Harrison.


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