From W. B. Dawkins 23 February 1871
28 Jermyn Street
23. Feb. 1871.
Dear Mr. Darwin,
I thank you very much for your kind present of the long expected work, which I am devouring as I can steal time from many occupations.1 I hope that you are none the worse for the great expenditure of energy in its production.
I am | Dear Mr. Darwin | Yours truly | W. Boyd Dawkins
Charles Darwin Esq.
P.S. I am delighted to realize that the artisans and mill-hands of Manchester and Oldham read and understand and believe in your books. They club together to buy them.2
Thanks for the present of CD’s long-expected book [Descent].