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Darwin Correspondence Project

To J. E. Gray   17 February [1868]1

Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.

Feb 17

My dear Gray

Many thanks for Nathusius recd safely.2 When in London I will call on you & shall be much obliged if you will tell me your views on the specific differences of pigs.3

I do not know who has cut me up so severely in the Ath: nor do I know whom you mean by the “great friend of John Murray.

From 2 or 3 little points I suspect the author to be your great man in the Museum—4

My dear Gray | yours sincerely | Ch. Darwin

Footnotes

The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from J. E. Gray, 17 February 1868.
CD refers to Nathusius 1864. See letter from J. E. Gray, 15 February 1868.
CD was in London from 3 March to 1 April 1868 (see ‘Journal’ (Correspondence vol. 16, Appendix II)).
Gray had alluded to the author of the anonymous review of Variation in the Athenaeum ([Robertson] 1868a) as ‘the great friend’ of John Murray, CD’s publisher. CD believed the review was by Richard Owen.

Summary

Thanks for Nathusius [Die Racen des Schweines (1860)].

CD will call on JEG to hear his views on specific differences of pigs.

Does not know who has "cut me up so severely" in the Athenæum but suspects "your great man in the Museum" [Richard Owen].

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-5885
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
John Edward Gray
Sent from
Down
Source of text
British Library (Egerton 2348: 234)
Physical description
2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5885,” accessed on 19 July 2019, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-5885.xml

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 16

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