From St G. J. Mivart 22 January 1871
7, North Bank, | N.W.
Sunday Janry 22d 1871.
My dear Sir
I have duly received Vol I and I thank you very much for it. I have devoted the greater part of this morning to reading it which I am doing with the greatest interest and shall count upon duly receiving Vol II when ready. I think it was exceedingly kind of you to send it. As to my sending mine to you it was a plain duty.1
I do not see how anyone can reasonably feel anything but sympathy and esteem for a writer zealously & industriously labouring for the promotion of what he conscientiously believes to be truth.
You know that I do not believe you see the whole truth—but then I am quite sure I do not see it myself! I hope you will favour me with the opportunity of another chat when you come to town and in the meantime with best regards remain | Your’s very sincerely | St. G. Mivart.
Thanks CD for vol. 1 of Descent. Feels nothing but sympathy and esteem for a writer labouring for the promotion of what he conscientiously believes to be the truth.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7451,” accessed on 4 May 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-7451