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].
An author's draft handwritten by author in English.
A microfilm of original MS
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Transcriber: Lord, Annette
Transcription date: December 17, 2012
Scrutiny: 15/01/2013 - Catchpole, Caroline;
Signed off: no
<by?> <Jan[uary]>?] <4?> I <hate?> <controversy?>, perhaps <being?> [illeg] [illeg] because I do it badly; but [illeg] Dr <Bere?> <accuses?> you of “<Theory?>”, I have thought myself bound to send the enclosed letter to Nature; that is if you in the least think it [MS blotted].
If you do not at all think it, I sh[oul]d rather <prefer?> not sending it & in that case please tear it up.
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