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Letter 7171

Darwin, C. R. to Mivart, St G. J.

23 Apr [1870]

Summary

Thanks StGJM for prompt answer correcting inaccuracies in CD’s notes on StGJM’s opinions. Expects “universal disapprobation” when he publishes Descent.

Transcription

Down. | Beckenham | Kent. S.E.

April 23d

My dear Sir

I write merely one word to thank you very much for so promptlyanswering my note.—f2 I cannot conceive what made me write downin my notes what I did about your opinion, but I saw that itwas not to be trusted.— I hope that you will continue yourwonderfully laborious & valuable labours on the Primates.—f3Whenever I publish my book I can see that I shall meet withuniversal disapprobation, if not execration.—f4 The truth is hardto gain, however much one may try.—

With many thanks Pray believe me | Yours sincerely | Ch. Darwin

American Philosophical Society (375)

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Footnotes

f1
The year is established by the relationship between this letter andthe letter from St G. J. Mivart, 22 April 1870.
f2
See letter to St G. J. Mivart, 21 April [1870], and letter from StG. J. Mivart, 22 April 1870.
f3
CD refers to Mivart 1865, 1866a, 1866b, and 1867.
f4
CD refers to Descent.
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