From E. A. Darwin to Emma Darwin 11 November 1
Thanks for your letter.2 I thought Mr Conway would be better satisfied if I wrote to inquire tho’ I had’nt an idea that Charles would be able to see him.3 I have very little to say about the Copley Medal.4 The numbers were 8 to 10 for Charles, but the Cambridge men mustered very strongly for Sedgwick.5 I did not know enough to ask Carpenter any questions.6 He also mentioned that Benthams address to the Linnæan was on Origin & very good.7 Lyell was talking again how much he wished the Dogs to be published & Huxley the same, & that even Hooker grudged Charles employing his time on plants instead of animals.8
Yours affectionately | E. D
CD’s Copley Medal. The numbers were ten to eight in CD’s favour but the Cambridge men mustered strongly for Sedgwick.
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Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4671,” accessed on 30 March 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-4671