To Francis Galton 25 January [1868?]1
Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.
My dear Galton
Your few words of congratulation have given me sincere pleasure & I thank you cordially.—2 I shd. have been still better pleased, if you had told me how you were. I have enquired whenever I have had a chance of hearing, but did not hear some two months ago a very good account.3
I trust & hope by your note that you are well again, but I know that over mental work takes long in recovery.—
With hearty thanks & good wishes | Yours very sincerely | Charles Darwin
FG’s congratulations [on publication of Variation] have given CD pleasure.
Trusts that FG is well again.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5800,” accessed on 5 December 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-5800