To F. E. Abbot 27 May 1
Down, | Beckenham, Kent.
I am much obliged by your kind & interesting letter.2 What you tell me about the interest felt in America on my own & allied views surprises & highly gratifies me. The extract from the Liberal Christian is one of finest eulogiums I ever read on men of science.3
I have real pleasure in enclosing my photograph, as a very slight token of respect & of my thankfulness for your very kind letter
Dear Sir | yours faithfully | Charles Darwin
P.S. I have received the Index & pamphlet, which I will soon read.4 My wife has read them & been struck with them.—
I have now read, Truths for the Times, & I admire them from my inmost heart, & I believe that I agree to every word
CD is surprised and gratified by the interest in his views in America.
Has read the extract from the Liberal Christian sent by FEA and also Truths for the times, which he admires.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7771,” accessed on 29 July 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-7771