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Letter 2718

Darwin, C. R. to Gray, Asa

2 Mar [1860]

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    Has been ill with pleurisy.

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    Sends more corrections and additions for American edition of Origin.



March 2d

My dear Gray

I have had very short but sharpish touch of illness,—a slight touch of pleurisy, & am weak.—but write just to thank much for letter received today (your two enclosed letters have been posted) & to say that in one week I hope & think I shall send you a few more rather important additions & expansions for the ``Origin''. The first & most considerable one is for p. 126. If you can anyhow manage to get this inserted I shall be very glad— It is of some pages length.—   There are a few of the most objectionable parts later in volume expanded a little. I am tired, so no more

C. Darwin

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    f1 2718.f1
    Dated by the relationship to the following letter and to the letter to Asa Gray, 8 March [1860].
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    f2 2718.f2
    Probably the letter from Asa Gray, 20 February 1860. CD replied to it in his next letter to Gray (letter to Asa Gray, 8 March [1860]).
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    f3 2718.f3
    See letter to Asa Gray, 8 March [1860].
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