Sends CD proofs of a lecture he will give at Liverpool. Asks CD to check the part referring to him.
Élie de Beaumont’s remark, in which he requires CD to recant before being admitted to the [French] Academy, is intolerable. “This spirit has much to do with the present condition of France.”
7th Sept.r 1870
My dear Darwin
I have asked Spottiswood & Co to send you the proof of a lecture whichI purpose giving in Liverpool on the 16thf1
I have had no books beside me in writing it; and I would thereforethank you much if you would glance at that portion of the proof whereyour name is introduced, and kindly inform me whether it is rightlyintroduced.f2 Prior to page 31 I do not think your nameoccurs: so that you will not have much to read.
Would you be good enough to send the proof to me with your remarks,if any, to the Royal Institution some time this week?f3 I am very anxiousto get it wholly off my hands.
I hope you are well. When I saw you last I was far from well—indeed I was very ill— this accounts for my unsociability.f4 I thank the gods I am now in a fair way. | Yours, ever | John Tyndall
I have been staying with Bence Jones for the last few days,f5