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From Briton Riviere   28 May 1872

May 28/72

Dear Sir

If this beginning seems right to you will you kindly send it back to me & I will either finish it before I go or take it with me & send it back by post in the course of a week or two. Neither of these plans will give me any inconvenience so if you would like it done please let me have it again.1

I am dear Sir | Yours truly | Briton Riviere


Riviere sent a sketch of a friendly dog for inclusion in Expression (see letter from Briton Riviere, 26 May 1872).


Expression: The expression of the emotions in man and animals. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1872.


Sends a drawing of dog’s expression for CD to approve and return.

Letter details

Letter no.
Briton Riviere
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Source of text
DAR 176: 180
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8358,” accessed on 4 July 2020,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 20