Sent by Charles Robert Darwin, Down, Bromley, Kent to Alfred Russel Wallace, [5 Westbourne Grove Terrace, London, W.] on 24 [May] .
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A typical letter handwritten by author in English and signed by author.
An original MS
Total Pages : 4
Pages with text: 3
Transcriber: Darwin Correspondence Project website
Transcription date: June 29, 2012
Scrutiny: 15/01/2013 - Catchpole, Caroline;
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My dear Mr Wallace
I write one line to thank you for your note & to say that the B. of Oxford wrote the Quarterly R (paid £60), aided by Owen. In the Edinburgh Owen no doubt praised himself. Mr. Maw’s Review in Zoologist is one of the best; & staggered me in part, for I did not see the sophistry of parts-- I could lend you any which you might wish to see; but you would [] soon be tired. Hopkins in Fraser & Pictet are two of the best.--
I am glad you approve of my little Orchid Book; but it has not been worth, I fear, the 10 months it has cost me: it was a hobby horse & so beguiled me.--
I am sorry to hear that you are suffering from Boils; I have often had fearful crops: I hope that the Doctors are right in saying [] that they are serviceable.--
How puzzled you must be to know what to begin at. You will do grand work, I do not doubt.-- My health is, & always will be, very poor: I am that miserable animal a regular valetudinarian.--
Yours very sincerely | C. Darwin [signature]
1. "[24 May 1862]" is written in pencil in another hand in the top right hand corner of the page.
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