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DCP-LETT-7971

From St G. J. Mivart   26 September 1871

7 North Bank | N.W.

Septbr. 26th 1871.

My dear Sir

Before leaving town I glanced at an article by a Mr C. Wright in the North American Review.1 From the misapprehensions & misrepresentations it exhibited I did not think as would repay careful perusal but since my return I have heard that the article has been republished enlarged—& perhaps somewhat modified—so that I should like to see it and as so many of my friends have received a copy from “Down” I write to ask you if you have still got a copy to spare & if so if you will oblige me with it?2

Trusting that you are in at least as good health as when I had the pleasure of seeing you I remain | My dear Sir | Your’s very sincerely | St Geo Mivart

P.S. I hope Mr Macmillan has sent you a copy of my second Edition as I requested him to do?3

C. Darwin Esqr.

Footnotes

1
Mivart refers to Chauncey Wright and his review of Mivart’s On the genesis of species (Mivart 1871a and Wright 1871a).
2
CD had arranged to have Wright 1871a reprinted in London as a pamphlet called Darwinism (Wright 1871b) that he distributed to several of his acquaintances (see letter to Chauncey Wright, 12 September 1871).
3
Alexander Macmillan’s publishing firm, Macmillan & Co., published Mivart’s On the genesis of species (Mivart 1871a); the second edition (Mivart 1871b) came out on 31 August 1871 (Gruber 1960, p. 70). There is a very lightly annotated copy of Mivart 1871b in the Darwin Library–Down (see Marginalia 1: 588–9).

Summary

Has seen an article by Chauncey Wright ["Darwinism", North Am. Rev. 113 (1871): 63–103] and has heard it has been enlarged and reprinted [1871]. As CD has been distributing copies StGM wonders whether he might have one.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-7971
From
Mivart, St G. J.
To
Darwin, C. R.
Sent from
London, North Bank, 7
Source of text
DAR 171: 195
Physical description
3pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7971,” accessed on 29 August 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-7971

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