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From W. W. Reade   18 March [1872]1

11 St. Mary Abbot’s Terrace | Kensington

March 18

My dear Sir

The note I meant was the one your card replied to— I gave it to the servant to post & found she might have mislaid it, as she had one about the same time. I am sorry you have had the trouble of writing again—2 I shall have the pleasure of seeing you tomorrow (Tuesday) at 1. I enclose a proof of my title—as it will be advertised. It is for you not to suggest but to direct what words I use to express your views, so pray consider the modification made, & I will note it down tomorrow—3

I am very much obliged to you for giving me the pleasure of another interview, and remain | Yours very truly | Winwood Reade


The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from W. W. Reade, 14 March 1872.
The card has not been found; the note may have been the letter from W. W. Reade, 14 March 1872.
Reade’s Martyrdom of man was advertised with a number of different subtitles (and finally none at all) in the Pall Mall Gazette, 18 March, and 4, 5, 6, and 30 April 1872. The first title was The martyrdom of man and his apotheosis: a narrative of nations. See also letter from W. W. Reade, 3 May 1872.


Will see CD tomorrow.

Letter details

Letter no.
William Winwood Reade
Charles Robert Darwin
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Source of text
DAR 176: 57
Physical description
ALS 2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8247,” accessed on 21 March 2023,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 20