RECORD: Paget, James. 1882.04.26. Letter to George Howard Darwin. CUL-DAR215.6f. Edited by John van Wyhe (Darwin Online,

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

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"Paget, Sir James, Bart, 1814-99. Surgeon and pathologist. St. Bartholomew's Hospital. 1851 FRS. 1857 Feb. 13, CD accompanied ED to see P for a busted lip. 1869 Apr. 21, P came to see CD after CD's fall from Tommy. 1871 CD to W. Turner, "he is so charming a man", and notes that he had been seriously ill of a postmortem infection. 1871 1st Bart. 1872 P gave CD information for Expression. 1875 CD to Hooker; P probably agreed to Litchfield's draft sketch for a vivisection bill. 1875 CD thanked P for sending his Clinical lectures and essays. CCD23. 1880 CD to Hooker, on P's work on growth in plants and on galls. ML2:425. 1881 CD met P at breakfast party for International Medical Congress in London. 1882 P was on "Personal Friends invited" list for CD's funeral. 1882 Nov. 29, ED saw P again. 1883-95 Vice-Chancellor University of London. 1882 recollections of CD in DAR112.A86-A93, transcribed in Darwin Online." (Paul van Helvert & John van Wyhe, Darwin: A Companion, 2021)


[To GHD]

1 Harewood Place, Hanover Square, W.

April 26. 1882.

Dear Mr. Darwin

Let me thank you for your note – I should have counted it an honour to appear among your father's acknowledged friends and it will be a great happiness to me to remember that I was one of them –

Believe me very truly yours

James Paget.

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