DARWIN, CHARLES. 1809-1882. Letter Signed ("Ch. Darwin"), with Autograph Postcript, 3 pp, 8vo (bifolium) on Down letterhead, Bromley, Kent, June 2, [late 1870s],

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Lot 19
DARWIN, CHARLES. 1809-1882.
Letter Signed ("Ch. Darwin"), with Autograph Postcript, 3 pp, 8vo (bifolium) on Down letterhead, Bromley, Kent, June 2, [late 1870s],

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DARWIN, CHARLES. 1809-1882.
Letter Signed ("Ch. Darwin"), with Autograph Postcript, 3 pp, 8vo (bifolium) on Down letterhead, Bromley, Kent, June 2, [late 1870s], first page toned.

DARWIN COMMENTS ON HIS PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAIT BY HIS SON AND ON HIS SECLUSION FROM SOCIETY. Darwin replies to an admirer referring to a Leonard Darwin photograph enclosed (not present here), his failing health and subsequent seclusion from society. He pens a postscript mentioning his collection of photographs. In part: "I enclose the only photograph which I have of myself made by one of my sons. I believe it is like but it makes me rather an awful old gentleman."

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  • Letter dates from the 1860s. The photographic portrait in question was by his eldest son William Erasmus Darwin, not Leonard Darwin as mentioned in the catalogue description.
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