From H. W. Bates 24 October 1863
22. Harmood St. Haverstock Hill. N.W.
24 Oct 1863
My dear Mr Darwin
I just send you a line to say that I posted the tract containing Asa Gray’s criticisms immediately after receiving your note.1
The sad news conveyed in your letter has caused great sorrow to myself & those of our friends to whom I have communicated it. Of course much correspondence is out of the question until you are better therefore several small matters I wished to mention must remain for another time
Yours sincerely | H W Bates
Returns Gray’s review [of paper on mimetic analogy, Am. J. Sci. 2d ser. 36 (1863): 285–90]
and expresses his sorrow over CD’s health.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4323,” accessed on 16 January 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-4323