Thanks JP for copy of his Life on the earth .
Is sorry, but not surprised, to see that JP is "dead against" CD on the Origin.
Down Bromley Kent
Many thanks for your kind present of your work Life on the Earth.
I have glanced at the part about the Origin & am sorry, but not surprised, to see that you are dead against me.—
Pray believe me Dear Phillips | Yours very sincerely | Ch. Darwin
- f1 2983.f1Dated by the reference to Phillips 1860.
- f2 2983.f2There is a copy of Phillips 1860 in the Darwin Library--CUL. The work gives the text of Phillips's Rede lecture at Cambridge University, in which he addressed the question of the origin of species. CD had presented Phillips with a copy of Origin (see Appendix III and Correspondence vol. 7, letter to John Phillips, 26 November ).