Has been ill with pleurisy.
Sends more corrections and additions for American edition of Origin.
My dear Gray
I have had very short but sharpish touch of illness,—a slight touch of pleurisy, & am weak.—but write just to thank much for letter received today (your two enclosed letters have been posted) & to say that in one week I hope & think I shall send you a few more rather important additions & expansions for the ``Origin''. The first & most considerable one is for p. 126. If you can anyhow manage to get this inserted I shall be very glad— It is of some pages length.— There are a few of the most objectionable parts later in volume expanded a little. I am tired, so no more
- f1 2718.f1Dated by the relationship to the following letter and to the letter to Asa Gray, 8 March .
- f2 2718.f2Probably the letter from Asa Gray, 20 February 1860. CD replied to it in his next letter to Gray (letter to Asa Gray, 8 March ).
- f3 2718.f3See letter to Asa Gray, 8 March .