CW's article responding to Mivart [see 8351] on the fixity of species is very clear.
On evolution of language, CD doubts W. D. Whitney's claim that changes are effected by the will of man. Asks CW when a thing may properly be said to be so effected.
Down, | Beckenham, Kent.
My dear Sir
Many thanks for your article in the N. American Review, which I
have read with great interest.— Nothing can be clearer than
the way in which you discuss the permanence or fixity of
species.— It never occurred to me to suppose that anyone
looked at the cases as it seems M
As your mind is so clear, & as you consider so carefully the
meaning of words, I wish you w
My dear Sir | yours sincerely | Ch. Darwin