From Henry Holland 27 January 1
My dear Charles
One line, to congratulate you, which I do sincerely & warmly, on the success of your Son at Cambridge.2 May it be an augury of future success & eminence in his life!— Pray offer my congratulations also to your wife,—whose satisfaction in the event will I know equal your own.
I conclude, from Murray’s information that I shall very soon receive your two volumes.3 I thank you for them now by anticipation; I shall not further write regarding them, until I have well mastered their contents
Ever your’s affy | H Holland
PS. I learn that the author of the “Darwinian Theory Examined”, is a solitary recluse man, & singular in some of his antecedents; but the person telling me this, will not give the name.4 The volume, as far as I can see, is not known much beyond those to whom copies were sent— I was one of these
Congratulations on George Darwin’s success at Cambridge.
Has still not discovered the author of "Darwinian theory examined".
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5805,” accessed on 20 January 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-5805