From John Tyndall 7 September 1870
7th Sept.r 1870
My dear Darwin
I have asked Spottiswood & Co to send you the proof of a lecture which I purpose giving in Liverpool on the 16th1
I have had no books beside me in writing it; and I would therefore thank you much if you would glance at that portion of the proof where your name is introduced, and kindly inform me whether it is rightly introduced.2 Prior to page 31 I do not think your name occurs: so that you will not have much to read.
Would you be good enough to send the proof to me with your remarks, if any, to the Royal Institution some time this week?3 I am very anxious to get it wholly off my hands.
I hope you are well. When I saw you last I was far from well—indeed I was very ill— this accounts for my unsociability.4 I thank the gods I am now in a fair way. | Yours, ever | John Tyndall
I have been staying with Bence Jones for the last few days,5
That remark of Elie de Beaumont where he requires you to recant prior to being admitted into the Academy is simply intolerable—6 This spirit has much to do with the present condition of France.7
Sends CD proofs of a lecture he will give at Liverpool. Asks CD to check the part referring to him.
Élie de Beaumont’s remark, in which he requires CD to recant before being admitted to the [French] Academy, is intolerable. "This spirit has much to do with the present condition of France."
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7318,” accessed on 22 February 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-7318