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
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.
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