Thanks for Studies in general science [by A. B. Blackwell (1869)].
Down Beckenham Kent [6 Queen Anne Street, London]
I am much obliged to you for your kindness in sending me your ``Studies in General Science'', over which, as I observe in the Preface, you have spent so much time.— In turning over the pages I notice that you quote some statements made by me & very little known to public. I received your work only yesterday
With my best thanks | Dear Sir | Yours faithfully | Ch. Darwin
- f1 6976.f1The year is established by the publication date of Blackwell 1869; see n. 2, below.
- f2 6976.f2An inscribed copy of Blackwell 1869 is in the Darwin Library--Down. Blackwell wrote in the preface, pp. v--vii, that the book was `the product of more than twenty years of an exceedingly busy life' of educational pursuits, work as a church pastor, lecturing, and bringing up children.
- f3 6976.f3In Blackwell 1869, Blackwell included quotations from Orchids, `Climbing plants', and Variation; she also discussed points in Origin.