Sends two sheets [of Descent] for correction of names of birds. PLS will save him many disgraceful misspellings. Descent now being prepared in five foreign editions.
Down. | Beckenham | Kent. S.E.
My dear Mr Sclater
I send today two sheets, but the first few pages do not relate toBirds. I hope the corrections will not much interfere with thefacity of reading.f2
Kindly look to footnotes, as they often include names. If youfind only names to correct (which is almost too good to be hoped for) pleasereturn the sheets to Messrs. Clowes, whose address is given atfoot of first page, as this will save time.f3 If there are moreserious corrections please return the sheets here
You will save me from making many disgraceful misspellings, which would havebeen widely spread, for 5 foreign editions are now preparing.f4
Yours very gratefully | Ch. Darwin