Sends questions on expressions of Laura Bridgman.
Has finished Descent. Believes that parts, like that on moral sense, will aggravate AG.
Working on an essay on expression.
Down. | Beckenham | Kent. S.E.
My dear Gray
It is a shame to trouble so hard-worked a man; but if you can, (which is
doubtful) will you send the enclosed to any one who has charge of Laura Bridgeman,
& beg for an answer, with any details, to the one query viz
I have finished my book on the ``Descent of man &c'', & its publication
is delayed only by the Index: when published, I will send you a copy, but I do not know
that you will care about it. Parts, as on on the moral sense, will I daresay aggravate
you; & if I hear from you, I shall probably receive a few stabs from your
polished stiletto of a pen.— Pray give my kindest remembrances to
Yours most truly | Ch. Darwin