Has adopted CD's plan of giving every author's name in index [of Variation], but it causes delay.
Yorkshire Philosophical Society | York
20 Nov. 1867
My dear Sir
Except in the two or three earlier chapters of your book I have adopted your plan of giving every author's name,—the others I must fill in before completion.— It makes the labour very great, however, & I cannot get on so quickly as I could wish.—
Instead of 6 sheets per noctem upon which I calculated, I can only get through 3 or at most 4— Still I hope to finish Vol. I. tomorrow night, & I have now up to page 192 of Vol. 2 in rough impressions.— I shall press on as fast as I can, but the work cannot be done quickly & well, as its very nature requires that much consideration should be given to almost every paragraph.—
Believe me | Your's very truly | W. S. Dallas.
The proofs can be managed in any way most convenient to you.—
- f1 5689.f1On the inclusion of authors' names in the index of Variation, see the letter to W. S. Dallas, 8 November , and the letter from W. S. Dallas, 10 November 1867.
- f2 5689.f2In his letter of 4 November 1867, Dallas had expressed the hope that he would finish the index `in a fortnight'.
- f3 5689.f3Per noctem: per night (Latin). Dallas was curator of the Yorkshire Philosophical Society's museum (Modern English biography); he also worked for the Zoological Record (letter from W. S. Dallas, 4 November 1867 and n. 3).