To St G. J. Mivart 23 April 1
Down. | Beckenham | Kent. S.E.
My dear Sir
I write merely one word to thank you very much for so promptly answering my note.—2 I cannot conceive what made me write down in my notes what I did about your opinion, but I saw that it was not to be trusted.— I hope that you will continue your wonderfully laborious & valuable labours on the Primates.—3 Whenever I publish my book I can see that I shall meet with universal disapprobation, if not execration.—4 The truth is hard to gain, however much one may try.—
With many thanks Pray believe me | Yours sincerely | Ch. Darwin
Thanks StGJM for prompt answer correcting inaccuracies in CD’s notes on StGJM’s opinions. Expects "universal disapprobation" when he publishes Descent.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7171,” accessed on 21 October 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-7171