To an editor1 24 March [1863?]2
Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.
Mr. Darwin takes the liberty to send by this post to the Editor a New Zealand newspaper for the very improbable chance of the Editor having some time spare space to reprint a Dialogue on Species. This Dialogue, written by some quite unknown to Mr. Darwin, is remarkable from its spirit & from giving so clear & accurate a view of Mr. Ds. theory.—3 It is, also, remarkable from being published in a Colony exactly 12 years old, in which, it might have thought, only material interests would have been regarded.—4
Yours Obediently | Ch. Darwin
Encloses a dialogue on species from a New Zealand newspaper [S. Butler’s First dialogue on evolution, from the Christchurch Press].
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4058,” accessed on 19 January 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-4058