To Asa Gray 23 [January 1861]1
My dear Gray
Excuse extreme brevity, as my poor girl has just begun severe attack.—2 I was very glad to hear that you have decided to publish.3 Please remember & grant me favour that I bear the whole small risk of loss4 I am a rich man.—5 You will not misunderstand me.—
The enclosed explains itself.6 Price of 2s—strikes me as too high.—7 I copy list I made few days ago of first lot, which I would for myself distribute.—
I have just received letter from Prof. Wyman.—8 I have not read it, but I see it is profoundly interesting to me.— Thank him.
Yours most cordially | C. Darwin
For Reviews Private Annals of N. Hist S. P. Woodward Bunbury Edin. New Phil. Jr H. C. Watson. R. Chambers Athenaeum Hooker Wollaston Sat. Review. Bentham Sir H. Holland Gardener Ch. Carpenter Falconer Nat. Hist. R. Huxley Harvey Zoologist. Lubbock M’Donnell Geolog. Soc. Self L. Horner Royal Soc. Henslow Phillips Linn. Soc Sedgwick H. D. Rogers Athenaeum Club Hopkins Prestwich Fleuriere (a Reviewer)9 B. of Oxford Al. Decandolle
Herschel Os. Heer
Whewell Thomson of Calcutta.
Lyell Blyth of do.
C. Kingsley Thwaites of Ceylon
Is glad AG will publish [pamphlet of his reviews of Origin]. Insists on bearing the costs. Encloses list of institutions and individuals to whom he would send copies.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 3050,” accessed on 30 August 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-3050