To H. W. Bates 27 February 1
Down Bromley Kent
My dear Sir
I have nothing to add to my morning’s scrawl,2 except to thank you heartily for giving me what information you could on domestic animals of Indians.— I am very glad to have the list & your remarks on the breeding of the animals tamed by the Indians.—3 Case of the Fowl will be useful to me.—4
I am very sincerely glad that Murray took same view of your M.S. that I did. I told him that I believed it would be the best Book of the class ever published.—5 Whether public approve highly or not, I am sure I shall not change my opinion.— If I can be of any use about Geology or about anything, pray ask me.—
My dear Sir | Yours very sincerely | C. Darwin
I am hard-at-work at proof-sheets of my little Orchid Book.—6
Thanks for information on domestic animals of Indians.
Glad Murray thinks well of MS of The naturalist on the river Amazons.
CD working on proofs of Orchids.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 3462,” accessed on 25 August 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-3462