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Darwin Correspondence Project

To J. V. Carus   23 January 1873

Down, | Beckenham, Kent.

Jan 23 1873

My dear Sir

Although my memory does not aid me, I have no doubt that the description in small type of the wood-cut is correct, & that I have in the two places in the large type referred to the wrong vertebra; so that it is as you suppose. You are a most conscientious editor & are as careful as I am apt to be careless—1

yours very sincerely | Ch. Darwin

Footnotes

See letter from J. V. Carus, 21 January 1873; Carus had sent some corrections to Variation.

Bibliography

Variation: The variation of animals and plants under domestication. By Charles Darwin. 2 vols. London: John Murray. 1868.

Summary

Acknowledges correction in text of Variation . "You are a most conscientious editor & are as careful as I am apt to be careless."

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8748,” accessed on 24 September 2020, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-8748.xml

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 21

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