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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-7446

To A. R. Wallace   18 January [1871]1

Down. | Beckenham | Kent. S.E.

Jan 18th

My dear Wallace

I hear you are to review my book in Academy; so I have thought it wd. save you trouble to have a copy as soon as possible.—2 I have asked Mr. Murray to get Vol. I bound & sent to you.3 Vol. II. will be delayed 10 or 14 days by Index: otherwise thank all the powers it is completed.4 Do not swear at me more than you can help.—

Ever yours | C. Darwin

Footnotes

1
The year is established by the reference to Wallace’s review of Descent (see n. 2, below).
2
Wallace reviewed Descent in the Academy, 15 March 1871, pp. 177–83.
3
CD refers to John Murray. See letter to R. F. Cooke, 17 January [1871].
4
See letter to R. F. Cooke, 12 January [1871].

Summary

Sends ARW advance copy of vol. 1 [of Descent] for his review in Academy. Vol. 2 is delayed by index. "Do not swear at me more than you can help."

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7446,” accessed on 31 August 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-7446

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