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From St G. J. Mivart   31 January 1871

Thatched House Club, | St. James’s.

Janry. 31st 1871

My dear Sir

Absence from town has prevented my replying more immediately to your last very kind letter.1

On my return from Sussex last night (where I have been superintending the construction of my wigwam) I found your valued present awaiting me—2 Accept my best thanks for it but there is one thing more I want— it is that when you come to North Bank you will be kind enough to write my name in it.

I am much obliged to your son for his M.S.   as I said before, the word “dogmatic” shall not appear again.3

Once more begging you to accept my best thanks and my very kind regards I remain | My dear Sir | Your’s most truly | St Geo Mivart.

Footnotes

CD had asked John Murray to send Mivart a copy of Variation (see letter to St G. J. Mivart, 28 January [1871]). Mivart’s London address was 7 North Bank. Mivart was having a house built at Wilmshurst, Fletching, near Uckfield, in Sussex (Post Office directory of the six home counties 1874).

Bibliography

Post Office directory of the six home counties: Post Office directory of the six home counties, viz., Essex, Herts, Kent, Middlesex, Surrey and Sussex. London: W. Kelly & Co. 1845–78.

Variation: The variation of animals and plants under domestication. By Charles Darwin. 2 vols. London: John Murray. 1868.

Summary

Thanks CD for the second volume of Descent.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-7467
From
St George Jackson Mivart
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Thatched House Club
Source of text
DAR 171: 193
Physical description
3pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7467,” accessed on 20 October 2019, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-7467.xml

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 19

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