Thanks CD for returned MS and letter with its good opinion. Asks CD to write to Murray.
King St Leicester
My Dear Sir
I found the returned M.S & your kind letter when I came home after
8 days stay in town chiefly occupied by studies relative to the travels. I hope your good opinion of the 2
I will not write more at the present time— The complaint which I heard in London has afflicted your family has extended to here— I am now suffering from a kind of influenza with some symtoms of an old ague but it has not upset me completely at present
Yours sincerely | H W Bates
- f1 3412.f1Bates refers to the manuscript of the second chapter of his book describing his experiences as a naturalist in the Amazon region of South America, which he had sent to CD for comment (see letter to H. W. Bates, 13 January ).
- f2 3412.f2CD had offered to write to his publisher, John Murray, recommending Bates's manuscript (see Correspondence vol. 9, letter to H. W. Bates, 25 September ). Murray published the work the following year (Bates 1863).
- f3 3412.f3According to Henry Holland, influenza was `very rife both in London & the country' (see letter from Henry Holland, 15 January ).