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Darwin Correspondence Project

To H. W. Bates   16 November [1873]1

Down, | Beckenham, Kent. [2 Bryanston Street, London.]

Nov 16th

My Dear Bates

Very many thanks for all your kind assistance.—2

I will write tomorrow in full detail to Wallace3 & I hope all will go smoothly.

Yours very sincerely | Ch. Darwin


The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from H. W. Bates, 15 November 1873.
Bates had asked Alfred Russel Wallace on CD’s behalf whether he would help revise Descent for a second edition.


Thanks for assistance. He will write fully to Wallace tomorrow.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Henry Walter Bates
Sent from
London, Bryanston St, 2 Down letterhead
Source of text
Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 9145,” accessed on 24 March 2018,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 21