Encloses note from Huxley [see 3022], who would be grateful for Chauncey Wright's review.
Down Bromley Kent
My dear Gray,
The enclosed note of Huxleys you will see shows that he will be glad of
I shall be anxious to hear your final decision on manner of publishing your Three
Articles. I still think No
My dear Gray | Yours most truly | C. Darwin
There is a nice, but too flattering article on the Origin by a young man, whom many think most highly of.—
- f1 3023.f1Dated by the reference to the forthcoming publication of Gray 1861 (see n. 4, below).
- f2 3023.f2See preceding letter. Gray had asked CD whether he could get an article by his friend Chauncey Wright published in England. See letter to Asa Gray, 11 December .
- f3 3023.f3CD refers to the American Journal of Science and Arts, edited by James Dwight Dana and Benjamin Silliman Jr. Gray was one of three contributing editors.
- f4 3023.f4At CD's request, Gray was arranging for copies of his review of Origin ([Gray] 1860b) to be separately printed in America. A number of these were intended for distribution in Britain. The pamphlet was published early in 1861 (Gray 1861). See letter to Asa Gray, 11 December .
- f5 3023.f5The review had been published in three parts. For CD's comments on the second part, see the letter to Asa Gray, 26 September .
- f6 3023.f6William Henry Harvey's letter to Asa Gray, dated 3 November 1860, is in the Gray Herbarium, Harvard University. Harvey commented on Gray's review of Origin ([Gray] 1860b): `Almost thou persuadest me to be a Darwinite—not quite so, but thou persuadest me to be a Grayite.'
- f7 3023.f7The Boston publishing firm Ticknor and Fields had agreed to print Gray's pamphlet, for distribution by Tr¨ubner and Company in London (Dupree 1959, p. 299).
- f8 3023.f8Probably Fawcett 1860.