To Anton Dohrn 8 September 1871
Down, | Beckenham, Kent.
Sep 8 1871
My dear Sir
I am much obliged for yr long & interesting letter.1 Pray add my name to those to whom the annual report is to be sent; for I feel it an honour to assist even in so humble a way.2 I admire yr zeal in so good a cause, & I think you are quite right to take every precaution that you may not be unjustly accused of merely seeking some good for yourself. What enormous labour the scheme must have cost you; & this is the one point which I cannot help regretting, for it must interfere with yr valuable original researches. But do not let it thus interfere after yr plan is once well started.
With every good wish believe me | yours very sincerely | Ch. Darwin
My health has been very bad of late & for the last six weeks I have been able to do hardly anything.
Agrees to have his name on the list of naturalists to whom annual report [on zoological station] should be sent.
His health has been very bad for last six weeks.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7926,” accessed on 31 August 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-7926