To Edward Cresy 28 May 1
Down, Bromley, Kent
Many thanks for your pleasant note and enquiries about rats, and for your splendid present of the Railway Map, which I am very glad to possess.— I have never seen du Chaillu and am puzzled what to think.2
I am surprised to hear about Owen:3 I thought his courage was as indomitable as his malignity.
I am very glad to hear that you like Asa Gray.4 A correspondent (Lieut. Hutton who wrote good article on Nat. Selection in Geologist)5 sent me enclosed Extract (need not be returned) and as you seem to care so much for subject I enclose it, as Sir J. Herschel sent me the book.6
Dear Cresy | Yours very sincerely | C. Darwin
We are off in 10 days or so.7 In Autumn we hope we shall see you here.
Thanks for railway map.
Surprised about Richard Owen: "I thought his courage was as indomitable as his malignity."
Sends extract [Sir John Herschel, "Physical geography", from the Encyclopaedia Britannica (1861)].
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 3165,” accessed on 31 May 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-3165