To George Harris 4 October 1
Down, | Beckenham, Kent.
I am much obliged for your very courteous letter & kind present of your Theory of the Arts.—2 I hope soon to read it, but the part about Expression cannot aid me in my work, as my book has been printed some months, though it will not be published until Mr Murray’s season in November.3
I shall feel it my duty & an honour to give you any zoological information in my power, whenever you may think fit to write; but I must mention that I have very little spare strength, from being much out of health. I am compelled to leave home tomorrow morning for 3 weeks in order to get some rest.4
I thank you for your kind offer of books. I have read long ago White’s Gradation,5 & I doubt whether the others would be worth my reading, as my reading powers are now very limited.
When my little book on Expression is published, I will do myself the pleasure of sending you a copy;6 but whether the manner in which I have treated the subject, will at all interest you—I really do not know.—
With my best thanks | Dear Sir | Yours faithfully Ch. Darwin
Thanks GH for his Theory of the ants  and offers to supply any zoological information that he can.
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- Darwin, C. R.
- Harris, George
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- Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library, University of California Los Angeles ((Ms. 10, Letters concerning George Harris’s A Philosophical Treatise on the Nature and Constitution of Man)
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Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8541,” accessed on 26 March 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-8541