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Darwin Correspondence Project

To George Cupples   25 February 1875

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

Feb 25. 75

My dear Sir

Last night it suddenly occurred to me that I had not sent you the last Edition of the Descent of Man published in November.1 How I could have forgotten & what made me think of it last night is beyond my comprehension.

I have written to Murray2 to send you a copy; not that I suppose that you will care much about it, but I do care very much that you should not think me ungracious & ungrateful. The case about the greyhounds almost broke down3

Yours very sincerely | Ch. Darwin

Footnotes

CD refers to Descent 2d ed.
John Murray.
Cupples had provided CD with information on the proportion of sexes preserved in litters of greyhounds (see Descent 2d ed., p. 258 n. 99, and Correspondence vol. 22).

Bibliography

Correspondence: The correspondence of Charles Darwin. Edited by Frederick Burkhardt et al. 26 vols to date. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1985–.

Descent 2d ed.: The descent of man, and selection in relation to sex. By Charles Darwin. 2d edition. London: John Murray. 1874.

Summary

"Last night it suddenly occurred to me that I had not sent you the last Edition of the Descent of Man published in November."

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-9874
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
George Cupples
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Max Rambod (dealer) December 2001
Physical description
2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 9874,” accessed on 27 January 2020, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-9874.xml

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 23

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