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To Francis Darwin   30 April [1875]1

Ap. 30th

My dear F.

I send today registered a chapter.2 It will be a fearful grind. There never was anything so dull (& the 2 next chapters will be as bad, afterwards better); but in small-type-part, style really does not signify, if intelligible, for no one except a lunatic will read it.— There is a bad error at p. 86 opposite where I have written “error”; a higher milligramm being given for a lower fraction: please recalculate; I suspect the 2 figures have been placed in reversed positions, if so correct thus3

[DIAG HERE] tr/.

Your worn out, disgusted & affectionate old Father | C.D.

Footnotes

The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from Francis Darwin, 1 and 2 May [1875].
Francis was correcting the proof-sheets of Insectivorous plants (see letter from Francis Darwin, 1 and 2 May [1875]).
The correction has not been identified.

Bibliography

Insectivorous plants. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1875.

Summary

Sends a chapter [of Insectivorous plants]. Never was there anything so dull, but later chapters will be better. Please correct an error on p. 86.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-9958B
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
Francis Darwin
Source of text
DAR 271.4: 9
Physical description
1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 9958B,” accessed on 4 August 2020, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-9958B.xml

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

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