From Henry Holland [1 or 8 February 1862]1
2 Brook Street
My dear Sir,
Thank you cordially for your letter.2 While thus kindly acquiescing in what I have written, I fancy I see that you are not quite satisfied with my mode of using the word path—3 This then I will change, & in some such fashion as follows
“This must be considered a new path of research in the great field of Life; & one which, steadily pursued by exact & patient observation, cannot fail of conducting to many important results. It is certain that some future revision & reform will be required, of all existing catalogues of species & genera.— How far this may carry us is yet doubtful,” &c
I write, as you will see, in great haste to secure the post, & put down the above lines as suggested to me while writing them. But something like these words I shall take instead of the other sentences of which I before sent you.
Ever yours affectly | H Holland
Suggests a change in the postscript [referred to in 3423].
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 3435,” accessed on 22 January 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-3435