To David J. Brown 18 April 1864
Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.
Ap 18. 1864
I am much obliged by your letter which has pleased me much, & for your M.S. which has been read aloud to me.1 I am still weak from illness & must therefore be brief.2 Your paper seems to me very well done. Many parts are striking & original. I wish it were in my power to aid in its publication, but I have no connection with any Editors, & all the Journals have so often discussed the Origin of Species” that I do not believe any of them wd insert any other paper on the subject.3
Permit me to add that I cordially honour men who like yourself have to spend much time in labour,4 yet whose minds have so much vigour & elasticity as to acquire extended knowledge & follow out original trains of thought.
With sincere respect | Dear Sir | I remain yours faithfully | Charles Darwin
The M.S. will be returned by this post.
Discusses DJB’s MS concerning the origin of species.
- Letter no.
- Darwin, C. R.
- Brown, D. J.
- Sent from
- Source of text
- American Philosophical Society (Carroll 299: David J. Brown papers B/B813)
- Physical description
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4464,” accessed on 25 October 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-4464