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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-454

To G. R. Gray   [6 December 1838]1

My dear Sir

I send you a few more pages of the Proofs, which if you will have the kindness to look over, will be all that I shall put in the next number; & a third number must be a fat one to make up for the two first being rather thin.— Will you see whether the latin adverbs are properly accented, for I know no more than the Man in the Moon, how they should be.—

Ever yours | C. Darwin 36 Great Marlbro’ St

Thursday

Footnotes

1
References in the letter make clear that the correspondent is George Robert Gray, who was finishing the descriptions for the second number of Birds. In his letter to Emma Wedgwood, [30 November – 1 December 1838], CD mentions working on the ‘hawks and owls’, described in that number, which makes 6 December, the following Thursday, the likely date.

Summary

Sends proofs [of Birds, no. 2]. Asks GRG to check Latin accents.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-454
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Gray, G. R.
Sent from
London, Gt Marlborough St, 36
Source of text
Leiden University Libraries (BPL 885 / Darwin s.a)
Physical description
2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 454,” accessed on 28 August 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-454

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