From F. P. Cobbe [26 November 1872]1
26. Hereford Sq | S.W
Dear Mr. Darwin
I cannot say how much I am gratified by your kind gift of your book.2 I had been trying in vain to purchase it—no copy being in the market—& I need not say how very much more valuable it is as coming from you— Miss Lloyd3 & I are deep in it already— She is meanly rejoicing that I am going out to dinner that she may read it all the evening!—
Hoping that your health is pretty good & that we may have the pleasure of catching a glimpse of you in Queen Anne St4 ere very long, Believe me dear Mr Darwin heartily yr. obliged | Frances Power Cobbe
Murray of course sends you the Quarterly— I shd. be very curious to know if you thought I had done anything towards explaining the “Consciousness of Dogs”—?5 I have just written another set of (rather childish!) doggie stories for the Cornhill— They have only the merit of strictly veracious biographies6
Acknowledges presentation copy [of Expression], which is not to be found in the market.
Interested in CD’s opinion of her article ["The consciousness of dogs", Q. Rev. 133 (1872): 419–51].
Hopes she may see CD at Queen Anne St [home of E. A. Darwin].