From Hugh Falconer to Erasmus Alvey Darwin 3 January 1865
21 Park Crescent N.W.
3d. Jany 1865
My Dear Mr. Darwin
Dr. Sharpey called today and brought the letter about which I spoke to you.1 I send it enclosed—and should like your Brother to see it—as he has seen the other notes—and may think from Sabines citation of my words in one of them, that I was hard upon the “Origin”.2
You will see—taking the whole passage—that I stuck up staunchly for the “Book”—and urged it as an additional claim3—and I should be sorry that Charles Darwin should think otherwise.
Ask him to return the note—as it belongs to Dr. Sharpey—being the original, and I shall have to send it back to him.
Yours very Sinly | H. Falconer
P.S. on second thoughts—you need not trouble your Brother—with the note.4 It will be sufficient for me that you have seen what I have said.
Encloses letter [missing] which he believes will clear up the part he played in Edward Sabine’s Presidential Address. Does not wish CD to think that he did not support the Origin.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4737,” accessed on 27 August 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-4737