To C. F. Bergstedt? 6 July 1
Down, | Beckenham, Kent.
I am greatly indebted to you for the honour which you have done me in reviewing my works, & for your kindness in having sent a copy of the several articles to me.—2 One of my sons knows some Sweedish, so I shall be able to learn something about them.3
I did not know before looking at the heads of your articles that my Origin of Species had been translated into Sweedish.—4
With my best thanks & respect I remain | Dear Sir | Yours faithfully & obliged | Ch Darwin
Thanks author of an anonymous Swedish review of CD’s works [in Samtiden, Vecksckrift för politik och litteratur, ed. C. F. Bergstedt, nos. 23–5 (1871): 358–64, 374–81, 390–7]. CD is surprised to learn the Origin has appeared in Swedish .