Would be glad to have Chauncey Wright's [Origin] review for the Natural History Review.
P.S. I have just received your note & the inclosure from Asa Gray— How can you imagine there can be a doubt about the reply? Of course I shall be exceedingly glad to have it if it is good— I wish to see articles both for & against, so as to have it clearly understood that the Review is a `Champ libre'—
Paying for it however is what I unfortunately do not see my way to at present— Until the circulation reaches 6 or 7 hundred we shall hardly be able to pay anything & even then I am afraid not much— But get us the article if you can & if your friend is the most rabid advocate you ever had so long as he argues the question scientifically & is'n't abusive (beyond reason) I am quite sure Busk will agree with me on the propriety of inserting it
My desire to have an anti-Darwinian article—is not so much because I want to see you criticised & because I want all the world to understand that it is not a party journal.
I return A. Grays note. Will he write for us?
- f1 3022.f1Dated by the relationship to the following letter. CD forwarded the postscript to Asa Gray.
- f2 3022.f2See letter to T. H. Huxley, 11 December .
- f3 3022.f3Huxley was one of the editors of the new series of the Natural History Review.
- f4 3022.f4George Busk, a close friend of Huxley's, was also one of the editors of the Natural History Review.