From Charles Kingsley 12 July 1866
Eversley Rectory, Winchfield. July 12/66 My dear Mr. Darwin
I flee to you, as usual in ignorance & wonder.1
Have you investigated the migration of the eye in Flatfish? I have been reading a paper on it by Prof. Thompson in Nat. Hist. Mag. for May 1865.—2
I look to your methods for explaining how the miracle takes place; whether the eye passes through the scull, or round the soft parts, is a minor question.3
Will you kindly do me the honour to look at 2 lectures of mine on Science & Superstition gn at the Royal Institution, & reprinted in Frazer’s Mag. for June & July?4
I think you will find that I am not unmindful of your teaching.
I heard with extreme pleasure that your health is much improved.
Yours ever with deep respect & attachment | C Kingsley
Asks for CD’s opinion of the manner of migration of the eye of flatfish.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5154,” accessed on 1 October 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-5154