To Edward Blyth 14 September 1
Down. | Beckenham | Kent. S.E.
My dear Mr. Blyth.
Very many thanks for your attempts to find out about the Mandrills:2 I have written to several Zoolog. Gardens on the continent, but with no success.—3 I have got from Sir W. Elliot & others some information about Indian Boar & Elephant confirming your impression.—4
I am very sorry to hear that you have been so badly treated by the manager of L. & W.5 He has cut his own throat; for to my mind your articles were incomparably the best which appeared. I left off taking in L. & W. a little time ago, for I found I had not time to read so many periodicals; but I have doubted since whether I was wise, & this was exclusively on account of your articles.
Anyhow the case is now decided. I must think about the Field.6
With many thanks | Yours sincerely | C. Darwin
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- Darwin, C. R.
- Blyth, Edward
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Thanks EB for his attempts to find out about the mandrills;
sorry to hear that he has been so badly treated by the manager of Land and Water.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 6891,” accessed on 30 April 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-6891