Sends proofs [of Birds, no. 2]. Asks GRG to check Latin accents.
My dear Sir
I send you a few more pages of the Proofs, which if you will have the kindness to look over, will be all that I shall put in the next number; & a third number must be a fat one to make up for the two first being rather thin.— Will you see whether the latin adverbs are properly accented, for I know no more than the Man in the Moon, how they should be.—
Ever yours | C. Darwin
36 Great Marlbro' St
- f1 454.f1References in the letter make clear that the correspondent is George Robert Gray, who was finishing the descriptions for the second number of Birds. In his letter to Emma Wedgwood, [30 November – 1 December 1838], CD mentions working on the ‘hawks and owls’, described in that number, which makes 6 December, the following Thursday, the likely date.