To Ludwig Noiré 19 November [1874?]1
Down, | Beckenham, Kent. | Railway Station | Orpington. S.E.R.
I am much obliged to you for your great kindness in having sent me your work “Die Welt &c”, which I hope soon to read, but I am to my great grief a very poor German scholar & a book in that language takes me a very long time.2
With much respect, Dear Sir | Yours faithfully & obliged | Charles Darwin
CD thanks LN for his book [Die Welt als Entwicklung des Geistes], which he hopes to read soon, but his poor German hampers him.