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".
- reception of Darwinism
- species, speciation
- theory (including philosophy)
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5805,” accessed on 6 May 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-5805