Sent by Charles Robert Darwin, Down House, Beckenham, Kent, S.E. to Alfred Russel Wallace, [The Dell, Grays, Essex] on 3 August .
Encloses a letter to Nature correcting Dr Bree, who has accused ARW of "blundering". [summary by the DCP].
A typical letter handwritten by amanuensis in English and signed by author.
Pages with text: 2
Transcriber: Darwin Correspondence Project website
Transcription date: November 20, 2012
Scrutiny: 15/01/2013 - Catchpole, Caroline;
Signed off: no
3 August 
My dear Wallace
I hate controversy, chiefly perhaps because I do it badly; but as Dr Bree accuses you of "blundering", I have thought myself bound to send the enclosed letter to Nature; that is if you in the least desire it. In this case please post it.-- If you do not at all wish it, I sh[oul]d rather prefer not sending it, & in this case please to tear it up--
And I beg you to do the same, if you intend answering Dr Bree yourself, as you will do it incomparably better than I sh[oul]d--
Also please to tear it up if you don't like the letter.
My dear Wallace | yours very sincerely | Ch. Darwin. [signature]
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