To Hermanus Hartogh Heijs van Zouteveen 8 November 1871
Down, | Beckenham, Kent. [Leith Hill Place, Surrey]
Nov. 8 1871
I am extremely glad to hear, for your & my own sake, of the success of your Translation.1 I have partly written an essay on Expression, but from ill-health during 2 months, & from largely correcting a new edit. of the “Origin”, the above essay will probably not be sent to press for 6 or 9 months.2 Whenever it is printed I will inform you & shall be pleased if you think it worth translation. But from what you say you will perhaps by that time have started on your voyage to N. America.3 I would strongly advise you to get introductions from those who are personally acquainted with you, as I am sure they would be much the most valuable.—
I know very few persons in the United States, & as I do not know you personally, I can only say that you have translated my work, & have shewn in your correspondence with me much zeal & intelligence.
Believe me I shall be happy to assist you as far as lies in my power, & with every good wish I remain | dear Sir | yours very faithfully | Ch. Darwin
CD glad to hear of success of translation of Descent.
Will not go to press with Expression for six or nine months; hopes HHHvZ will think it worth translating.
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- Darwin, C. R.
- Hartogh Heijs van Zouteveen, Hermanus
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- Boston Medical Library in the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, Harvard University (B MS Misc.)
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Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8056,” accessed on 28 March 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-8056