Has asked his publisher to send a copy of Origin. Fears it will be "an abomination" in RO's eyes. Urges him to read it straight through, as it is a condensed abstract and will otherwise be unintelligible.
Down Bromley Kent [Ilkley]
I have asked M
Pray believe me | Yours sincerely | Charles Darwin
I am hydropathising at Ilkley Wells & shall remain here some weeks longer & hope to get a little health. Should you wish, (which is not at all likely) to discuss by word of mouth or by letter any objections to my heteredox notions, I should be proud to answer them to the best of my power. But you are probably too much engaged to give up time to the question.—
- f1 2515.f1For Owen's reply, see letter from Richard Owen, 12 November 1859.