Thanks for last note. Assures HWB that all writers have problems similar to his.
Plans to inquire at Linnean Society for HWB's paper.
His family, including Mrs Darwin and Leonard, are now well.
Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.
My dear M
Many thanks for your very friendly note.— I am not
at all surprised at the time which your Book has taken. Everyone finds the same thing. It is dull work, but must be borne. People
differ about being hurried by Proofs: I hate it, so sh
I am very glad you have finished paper for Linn. Soc. When I go to London, I must enquire for the Part; for it is not sent till enquired for. You need not ask me to read it carefully; I shall be sure to do that.— not having been in London I have not seen a paper which you told me would appear in Annals.
I am glad to hear about M
This is a stupid note, but I am tired with a long day's work.
With hearty good wishes for your work through the press— Dear Bates | Yours very sincerely | C. Darwin
- f1 3773.f1The year is established by the relationship to the letter from H. W. Bates, 17 October 1862.
- f2 3773.f2Letter from H. W. Bates, 17 October 1862.
- f3 3773.f3Bates 1863.
- f4 3773.f4John Murray.
- f5 3773.f5Bates 1862a.
- f6 3773.f6CD refers to the third part of volume 23 of the Transactions of the Linnean Society of London, in which Bates 1862a appeared; the part was published on 13 November 1862 (Raphael 1970, p. 70).
- f7 3773.f7Bates 1862b. See letter from H. W. Bates, 19 May 1862 and n. 7.
- f8 3773.f8Edwin Brown. See letter to H. W. Bates, 15 October , and letter from H. W. Bates, 17 October 1862.
- f9 3773.f9Emma and Leonard Darwin had been ill with scarlet fever during the summer (see `Journal' (Correspondence vol. 10, Appendix II)).