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Charles Darwin autograph letter signed, dated 4 January 1876 upon his letterhead from Down House in Kent. Darwin writes to ''The Garden'' magazine founder William Robinson, with whom Darwin had corresponded regarding the behavior of climbing plants and waterlilies. At the time of this letter, public opinion of Darwin's recent works was positive, a dramatic shift from ''On the Origin of Species'', deemed controversial and even scandalous when it was published 17 years earlier; Darwin even commented that ''everybody is talking about it without being shocked.'' The newfound appreciation for his publications is evident in this letter, in full: ''Dear Sir / I am much obliged for your kind gift of six copies of the 'Garden,' with a drawing of myself & a notice of my works. This notice is drawn up in the most generous spirit & is highly honourable to me. I thank the writer very sincerely & remain Dear Sir / Yours very faithfully / Charles Darwin''. Single page letter measures 4.75'' x 7.5'', archivally framed to 9.25'' x 12.25''. Folds and a vertical strip of light discoloration, otherwise near fine condition with bold handwriting and a full, bold signature.
Charles Darwin Autograph Letter Signed -- Darwin Finally Receives Acclaim for His Works, ''...in the most generous spirit & is highly honourable to me...''Charles Darwin Autograph Letter Signed -- Darwin Finally Receives Acclaim for His Works, ''...in the most generous spirit & is highly honourable to me...''Charles Darwin Autograph Letter Signed -- Darwin Finally Receives Acclaim for His Works, ''...in the most generous spirit & is highly honourable to me...''
Charles Darwin Autograph Letter Signed -- Darwin Finally Receives Acclaim for His Works, ''...in the most generous spirit & is highly honourable to me...''
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