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Letter 454

Darwin, C. R. to Gray, G. R.

[6 Dec 1838?]

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    Sends proofs [of Birds, no. 2]. Asks GRG to check Latin accents.

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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

Thursday

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    References 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.
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