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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-7509

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

Footnotes

1
Dawkins’s name appears on CD’s presentation list for Descent (Appendix IV).
2
Dawkins lived in Manchester (letter from W. B. Dawkins, 8 February 1871).

Summary

Thanks for the present of CD’s long-expected book [Descent].

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-7509
From
Dawkins, W. B.
To
Darwin, C. R.
Sent from
London, Jermyn St, 28
Source of text
DAR 162: 126
Physical description
2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7509,” accessed on 31 August 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-7509

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