To Chauncey Wright 17 July 1
Down, | Beckenham, Kent.
My dear Sir
This is a P.S. to my last letter. I have been looking over your Review again & it seems to me & others so excellent, that, if I receive your permission with a Title, I will republish it, notwithstanding that I am assured pamphlets on literary or scientific subjects never will sell in England.2
I can send copies to all Scientific Journals,—to all the Sc. Soc. & the Clubs & to all private individuals, whom I can think of as at all caring for such subjects. Anyhow I can thus distribute some 200 copies.
So I hope for your permission, for a Title & the M.S. returned, whether or no you think the last little discussion can be made rather clearer.—3 I will then at once get it printed, & attack my publisher (Murray) who, I know, will do all he can to avoid publishing it— He tells me he has made a rule never to publish pamphlets.—4
Two of my sons start on the 29th inst. for short Tour in the States, & I believe that you will allow them to call on you, when towards the close of their tour they come to Boston.5
In Haste | Yours sincerely | Ch. Darwin
How many copies, if the Review is printed here, shall I send you?
Wishes to republish CW’s review as pamphlet [Darwinism (1871)].
Two sons will visit America. Hopes they may call on CW.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7869,” accessed on 19 January 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-7869