To P. L. Sclater 21 November 1
Down. | Beckenham | Kent. S.E.
My dear Mr Sclater
I send today two sheets, but the first few pages do not relate to Birds. I hope the corrections will not much interfere with the facity of reading.2
Kindly look to footnotes, as they often include names. If you find only names to correct (which is almost too good to be hoped for) please return the sheets to Messrs. Clowes, whose address is given at foot of first page, as this will save time.3 If there are more serious corrections please return the sheets here
You will save me from making many disgraceful misspellings, which would have been widely spread, for 5 foreign editions are now preparing.4
Yours very gratefully | Ch. Darwin
Sends two sheets [of Descent] for correction of names of birds. PLS will save him many disgraceful misspellings. Descent now being prepared in five foreign editions.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7379,” accessed on 24 February 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-7379