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.