From William Bowman 1 February 1868
My dear Mr Darwin
I am exceedingly obliged to you for your kind thought of me in sending me your acceptable gift of your new work.1 I have been away from home so it did not come to hand till today or I should have acknowledged it earlier—
Most truly yours obliged | W Bowman
5 Clifford St
Feb. 1. 1868
Thanks CD for the gift of his new work [Variation].