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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.

Footnotes

Mivart refers to Descent and Mivart 1871a. See letter to R. F. Cooke, 17 January [1871], and letter from St G. J. Mivart, 19 January 1871.

Summary

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.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-7451
From
Mivart, St G. J.
To
Darwin, C. R.
Sent from
London, North Bank, 7
Source of text
DAR 171: 190
Physical description
3pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7451,” accessed on 6 December 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-7451

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