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To Charles James Fox Bunbury  3 December [1859]1


Decr 3d

My dear Bunbury

… I have been much engaged … correcting proofs for 2d. edit, but I take shame to myself for not having long ago thanked you for your kind note … not that I hope to correct you. If you at all staggered I shall be quite interested …3


The date is given in the Carnegie Book Shop catalogue.
CD stayed in Ilkley until 7 December 1859 (‘Journal’; Appendix II).
CD first told Bunbury about his species views in 1845 (see Bunbury ed. 1891–3, Middle life 1: 77) and discussed them further in 1856 (see Correspondence vol. 6). For Bunbury’s response to Origin, see Correspondence vol. 8, letter from C. J. F. Bunbury, 30 January 1860.


Thanks for note; correcting proofs for 2d ed. [of Origin].

"If your are at all staggered I shall be quite interested."

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Darwin, C. R.
Bunbury, C. J. F.
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Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 2569,” accessed on 23 January 2017,