To George Robert Gray [4 December 1838]1
36 Great Marlborough Street
[Sends a few pages of proofs2 on which he asks Gray to make any observations that might occur to him (“… I am ashamed of my work, but I cannot do it better …”) and particularly requesting him to check passages in French (“… if you would compare the French sentence at p. 20 with M. D’Orbigny’s work …”)3 and Latin (“… I find I have quite forgotten the little I ever knew …”). CD also says that he is sending the manuscript of the ‘Natatores’ which Gray had said he would look at.]
Believe me | Yours truly | Chas. Darwin4
Sends GRG a few pages of proofs [of Birds]. Asks him to make any observations that might occur to him and to check passages in French and Latin.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 451,” accessed on 6 December 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-451