Forwards a letter from Secretary of Yorkshire Philosophical Society. Hopes CD will honour them by accepting.
Has heard nothing of Variation.
Yorkshire Philosophical Society | York
6 February 1868.
My dear Sir
The Hon. Secretary of the Y.P.S. sent me the enclosed letter to forward to you as he did not know your address.— I hope you will honour us by accepting the position.—
I am so much out of the world here that I have neither seen nor
heard anything of your book, but I suppose it has been cast upon
the waters long since.— I have heard nothing yet from M
Believe me | Your's always truly | W. S. Dallas.
C. Darwin Esq. F.R.S.
- f1 5847.f1The enclosure has not been found. The Yorkshire Philosophical Society had elected CD an honorary member (see letter to the Yorkshire Philosophical Society, 8 February ). Dallas was curator of the society's museum (Modern English biography).
- f2 5847.f2Dallas had compiled the index for Variation, which was published by John Murray on 30 January 1868 (CD's `Journal' (Correspondence vol. 16, Appendix II)). Dallas had been hoping to receive more money from Murray than had originally been agreed (see letter from W. S. Dallas, 15 January 1868).