To Annals and Magazine of Natural History [December 1846]
Down Farnborough Kent
My dear Sir
I fear the enclosed is longer than you wished, but a page in Annals swallows up much M.S. I cd not make it shorter to do justice to work, or to make my little notice1 at all interesting.
I have marked one page for extraction,2 without which my remarks wd be unintelligible.—. I hope you will not think my notice too laudatory; it expresses my most honest conviction after careful perusal; You can alter it as you like, but I rather hope you won’t shorten much. I have inserted some critical objections; as too much praise defeats its end.— Heaven knows whether this notice will suit you,—but I hope so.
Yours very faithfully | C. Darwin
P.S. | If you do not much object, I shd be very glad to correct press, as my style is often very faulty.
Discusses enclosed MS of CD’s review [of G. R. Waterhouse, A natural history of the Mammalia, vol. 1 (1846); Collected papers 1: 214–17].
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1000,” accessed on 28 September 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-1000