To John Crawfurd 7 April 1861
Down Bromley Kent
April 7 61
My dear Mr. Crawfurd
Very many thanks for your note & kind present of the two pamplets1 I felt sure the one I asked about, was by you: but I did not know whether you acknowledged it. I can now refer to it as read at Oxford in 186–2 I will look to Book about Indian dates.—3 I do not believe in metempsychosis nor in Genesis—& you are growing so orthodox, that you will end your days, I believe, in believing in the Tower of Babel—4
With sincere thanks | Yours very sincerely | C Darwin
PS I have just read & been much interested by your essay on the Horse5 I thank you much for having sent it. What a store of knowledge you possess
Thanks JC for pamphlets.
"I do not believe in Metempsychosis nor in Genesis – & you are growing so orthodox, that you will end your days, I believe, in believing in the Tower of Babel–."
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Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 3114,” accessed on 30 August 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-3114