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Darwin Correspondence Project

To David Forbes   31 July [1870]1

Down. | Beckenham | Kent. S.E.

July 31st

My dear Mr Forbes

I write a line to thank you very sincerely for your great kindness in sending me the proof-sheets of your paper on the Aymaras, of which I have received up to p. 272, which I presume is not far from the end.2 It is a most interesting & valuable memoir, & I have been extremely glad to read it before going to press; but the information which you gave me was so substantially correct, that I have had to alter hardly anything. I shall, however, instead of giving some figures refer in most cases my readers to your full details.—3

Whatever share I have had in hurrying you to publish has been a right good deed on my part.—

With very true thanks | Yours sincerely | Ch. Darwin

P.S. This appears to me an important erratum

p. 221 10 lines from bottom for longer read shorter4

Footnotes

The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from David Forbes, 30 July 1870.
In Expression, p. 318, CD cites Forbes 1870a on the subject of blushing.
This correction was made in the published version of Forbes 1870a.

Summary

Thanks DF for proofs of his paper on Aymara Indians.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-7292
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
David Forbes
Sent from
Down
Source of text
American Philosophical Society (381)
Physical description
3pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7292,” accessed on 16 June 2019, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-7292

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 18

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