Accepts PLS’s offer to read proofs of [Descent].
W. H. Hudson’s paper is interesting.
Down. | Beckenham | Kent. S.E.
My dear Mr. Sclater
I will most gladly accept your kindness.—f2 I look at the delay causedas nothing comparatively to the great benefit.— I never expectedor hoped for many criticisms, but I still hope you will point out anyserious error,—whatever trouble this may cause to my Printers.—I suppose I shall soon receive Revises, but Messrs Clowesf3 sometimesdelay the 2d proofs till 23 of a whole vol. is corrected in firstproof.—
Mr Hudson’s paper is very interesting & it pleases me to seeso staunch a hater of evolution a little staggered at the end of hispaper.—f4
Yours very truly obliged | Ch. Darwin
I will not now waste quite so much time in trying to find every namequoted in some book; so you will doubly help me.