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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-7171

To St G. J. Mivart   23 April [1870]1

Down. | Beckenham | Kent. S.E.

April 23d

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

Footnotes

1
The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from St G. J. Mivart, 22 April 1870.
2
See letter to St G. J. Mivart, 21 April [1870], and letter from St G. J. Mivart, 22 April 1870.
3
CD refers to Mivart 1865, 1866a, 1866b, and 1867.
4
CD refers to Descent.

Summary

Thanks StGJM for prompt answer correcting inaccuracies in CD’s notes on StGJM’s opinions. Expects "universal disapprobation" when he publishes Descent.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-7171
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Mivart, St G. J.
Sent from
Down
Source of text
American Philosophical Society (375)
Physical description
2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7171,” accessed on 23 August 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-7171

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