To Gerhard Rohlfs 8 June 1871
Down, | Beckenham, Kent.
June 8. 1871
I thank you very sincerely for yr kind letter, & for your notes, which shall be duly considered whenever I have to prepare a corrected edition of my last book—1
The judgment of a man who like you, has made one of the most wonderful expeditions on record, certainly deserves the fullest consideration.2
With respect to the colour of desert animals I trusted to Mr Tristram, who I believe visited the borders of, if he did not penetrate into the Sahara.3
With great respect I beg leave to remain | dear Sir | yours faithfully & obliged | Ch. Darwin
Thanks GR, who made one of the most wonderful expeditions on record, for some notes which he will consider if he ever has to prepare a new edition [of Descent].
- Letter no.
- Darwin, C. R.
- Rohlfs, G. F.
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- University Library Basel (Allgemeine Autographensammlung D)
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Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7810,” accessed on 24 October 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-7810