Sends five sheets [of Origin] to printer. Incapable of forming an opinion, but thinks he has the style "fairly good and clear". Cannot conjecture if book will be successful enough to satisfy JM.
Down Bromley Kent [Moor Park]
My dear Sir
I write to say that 5 sheets are returned to Printers ready to strike off & two more sheets require only a revise; so that I presume you will soon have to decide what number of copies to print off—
I am quite incapa- of forming any opinion.— I think I have got the style fairly good & clear with infinite trouble. But whether the Book will be successful to a degree to satisfy you, I really cannot conjecture. I heartily hope it may.—
My dear Sir | Yours very sincerely | C. Darwin
I am writing this at Moor Park Hydropathic establishment whither I have had to retreat for a week's strength, but I return home tomorrow.
- f1 2477.f1Dated by CD's reference to being at Moor Park hydropathic establishment (see n. 3, below).
- f2 2477.f2CD did not finish the word on the next page.
- f3 2477.f3CD visited Moor Park from 19 to 26 July 1859 (‘Journal’; Appendix II).