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To P. L. Sclater   3 April 1882

Down, | Beckenham, Kent. | (Railway Station | Orpington. S.E.R.)

April 3d 1882

My dear Mr Sclater

I send the enclosed paper to be read at the Zoolog. Soc. & to be printed in the Journal, if so recommended by the referees.1 If rejected, & it is not against your rules, I shd. be much obliged for its return, as I wd try whether the Editor of Nature wd. print it, as I am anxious that its contents shd. be recorded.—

Pray believe me | yours sincerely | Ch. Darwin


William Thomson Van Dyck, in a letter of 27 February 1882, had sent CD a paper on Syrian street dogs, requesting that he submit it for publication wherever he thought fit. The paper was received by the Zoological Society of London on 4 April 1882, and was published in the Proceedings of the society (Van Dyck 1882).


Van Dyck, William Thomas. 1882. On the modification of a race of Syrian street-dogs by means of sexual selection. With a preliminary notice by Charles Darwin, F.R.S, F.Z.S. [Read 18 April 1882.] Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London (1882): 367–9.


Encloses paper [by W. Van Dyck] for publication by the Zoological Society ["On Syrian street dogs", Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. (1882): 367–70].

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Philip Lutley Sclater
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Source of text
American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.618)
Physical description
ALS 1p inc?

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Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 13753,” accessed on 13 July 2024,