From Robert Swinhoe 14 March 1871
33 Oakley Square | Chelsea SW.
14 March, 1871.
My dear Mr. Darwin,
I do not distinctly recollect, but I have an idea that a stoop is affected which would throw up the shoulders a little. I never saw a Chinaman throw up his shoulders in the emphatic way a Frenchman does, or in the cringing manner of a Bengalie.1
If you will kindly send me another copy of the Queries on Expression I will make some more efforts to answer them in view of the people at Ningpo (below Shanghai), to which Port I am now appointed Consul.2 I leave England by the Southampton Mail of the 1st. of April next, and my address will be, RS.
Never forget to work me if I can be of the slightest use to you. I am always at your service.
With many thanks for your kind wishes, | I remain, | Your’s very sincerely, | Robert Swinhoe.
Is leaving for Ningpo; asks CD for another copy of his [Queries about expression], which he will try to answer.