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Darwin Correspondence Project

To G. H. Darwin   [24 October 1874]1

[Down]

My dear G.

Apus is right.—2

I meant for compositor the words “I have not read this revise of Ch. XX.” Alter it words into “I have not read the text in this sheet”, so responsibility is thrown on compositor. You need not read the text. Send proofs to Printers by very first Post.—

I shd like 2d vol of Descent returned, as I may want any day to refer to it—3

I am very glad about Whitney article.—4

Yours affect | C. D.

Saturday

No sort of hurry about Heat.—5

Footnotes

The date is established by the relationship between this letter, the letter to G. H. Darwin, 22 October [1874], and the letter from G. H. Darwin, 24 October 1874. In 1874, 24 October was a Saturday.
Apus appears in Descent 2d ed., p. 255. Apus was formerly a genus of Notostraca (tadpole shrimp), but the name has now been replaced by Triops.
CD refers to the first edition of Descent; see the letter to G. H. Darwin, 22 October [1874] and n. 2.
In November 1874, George published a review of William Dwight Whitney’s ‘Darwinism and language’ (Whitney 1874) titled ‘Professor Whitney on the origin of language’ in the Contemporary Review (G. H. Darwin 1874c). In his review, he defended CD in his debate with Friedrich Max Müller (see Radick 2008, p. 47).

Summary

Writes about instructions to compositor and return of proofs [of Descent]. Requests return of 2d volume of Descent, to which he may want to refer.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-9696
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
George Howard Darwin
Sent from
Down
Source of text
DAR 210.1: 35
Physical description
2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 9696,” accessed on 18 July 2019, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-9696.xml

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 22

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