To Julian Jackson 13 October 
Down | Bromley | Kent
My dear Sir
I feel your intention of drawing up a short account of my volume,1 as a very great compliment, & from your knowledge of all kindred subjects I shall have the greatest interest in seeing it.— As the subject of coral-reefs is not of any immediate local interest, very few have been at the pains of reading my volume;— I must, however, except Mr Lyell who seems to have read it with close attention & has written to me a most flattering criticism.— With respect to your doubts, where to insert your analysis, I do not feel able to aid you. There is much more dignity in an analysis in the Journal than in any periodical;— on the other hand, the considerable delay is a very serious drawback—to an anxious author. Your own judgment will probably be so much better than mine on this point, that I hope you will turn it in your own mind, & decide whichever is most agreeable to yourself & best for the welfare of my small volume.—
With many thanks Believe me | My dear Sir | Yours very sincerely | C. Darwin Octob. 13th To Col. Jackson &c &c
Discusses JJ’s proposed review of his volume [Coral reefs].
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 650,” accessed on 27 September 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-650