From Henry Holland 19 February 1
72 Brook Street
One line, my dear Charles, to thank you for those two volumes, which (impatiently expected) came to me yesterday.2 I shall speedily set to work upon them; sedulously as well as speedily, & when I have mastered their contents, will write again with more ample acknowledgment than this brief note of thanks on first reception of the work.3
Ever yours, my dear Charles, | affecy | H Holland
P.S You will see in the last No of the Edn Review, an Article on Laugel’s volumes, which I wrote on the voyage to & from Jamaica.—4 There are some parts of it, which bear closely on your subject, though of course only in a general way, under the cramped space of a Review
Thanks for copy of Descent.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7490,” accessed on 5 December 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-7490