To Francis Galton 1 January 1
Down Farnborough Kent
My dear Galton
I received your kind present yesterday. I always thought your idea of your Book2 a very good one, & that you would do it capitally, & from what I have seen my forethought is, I am sure, quite justified. I hope that your volume will have a large sale, but what I fully expect is that it will have a long sale, & if you save from some disasters half-a-dozen explorers, I feel sure that you will think yourself well rewarded for all the trouble your volume must have cost you.
We are looking out, but I fear shall hardly succeed, for a House in London for a month.3 If we succeed you will see us soon in Victoria Stt. Thank you very much for your kind offer of a bed, but my Brother’s House is always my home in London.—
My wife joins in very kind remembrances to yourself & Mrs. Galton4 & believe me Dear Galton | Yours very truly | C. Darwin
Thanks FG for book [The art of travel (1855)].
Is looking for a house in London for a month.