Thanks EB for his attempts to find out about the mandrills;
sorry to hear that he has been so badly treated by the manager of Land and Water.
Down. | Beckenham | Kent. S.E.
My dear M
Very many thanks for your attempts to find out about the Mandrills: I have written to several Zoolog. Gardens on the continent, but with no success.— I have got from Sir W. Elliot & others some information about Indian Boar & Elephant confirming your impression.—
I am very sorry to hear that you have been so badly treated by the manager of L. & W. He has cut his own throat; for to my mind your articles were incomparably the best which appeared. I left off taking in L. & W. a little time ago, for I found I had not time to read so many periodicals; but I have doubted since whether I was wise, & this was exclusively on account of your articles.
Anyhow the case is now decided. I must think about the Field.
With many thanks | Yours sincerely | C. Darwin
- f1 6891.f1The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from Edward Blyth, 13 September 1869.
- f2 6891.f2See letter from Edward Blyth, 13 September 1869.
- f3 6891.f3See letter from J. N. Hegt, [23 April 1869], and letter to Max Schmidt, [29 April 1869].
- f4 6891.f4CD cited William Elliot on the wild boar in Descent 1: 267. See letters from Walter Elliot, 7 August 1869 and 7 September 1869.
- f5 6891.f5CD refers to Land and Water; see letter from Edward Blyth, 13 September 1869.
- f6 6891.f6Blyth had started writing for the Field.