Thanks StGJM for prompt answer correcting inaccuracies in CD's notes on StGJM's opinions. Expects "universal disapprobation" when he publishes Descent.
Down. | Beckenham | Kent. S.E.
My dear Sir
I write merely one word to thank you very much for so promptly answering my note.— I cannot conceive what made me write down in my notes what I did about your opinion, but I saw that it was not to be trusted.— I hope that you will continue your wonderfully laborious & valuable labours on the Primates.— Whenever I publish my book I can see that I shall meet with universal disapprobation, if not execration.— The truth is hard to gain, however much one may try.—
With many thanks Pray believe me | Yours sincerely | Ch. Darwin
- f1 7171.f1The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from St G. J. Mivart, 22 April 1870.
- f2 7171.f2See letter to St G. J. Mivart, 21 April , and letter from St G. J. Mivart, 22 April 1870.
- f3 7171.f3CD refers to Mivart 1865, 1866a, 1866b, and 1867.
- f4 7171.f4CD refers to Descent.