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Letter 7447

Mivart, St G. J. to Darwin, C. R.

19 Jan 1871


Has sent CD his book [Genesis of species (1871)]. Has not said a word in opposition to CD except where his view of the truth necessitated it.


7, North Bank, | N.W.

Jany 19th 1871

My dear Sir

Many thanks— I am much vexed that you have not alreadyreceived a copy of my little book which only an accident has prevented& I went yesterday to direct its being sent off forthwith.f1

I trust that you will not think that I have said a word in itof opposition to you beyond what my view of the truth necessitatesand I trust also that where I have been obliged to dissent my expressionshave not been inconsistent with those sentiments of personal esteem &regard for you—

with which I am | My dear Sir | Your’s most truly |St. G. Mivart.

To | Charles Darwin Esq.

DAR 171: 189



Mivart had probably heard that he was to receive an advance copy of the first volumeof Descent (see letter to R. F. Cooke, 17 January [1871] and n. 4). He alsorefers to his book On the genesis of species (Mivart 1871a). Thereis an annotated copy of Mivart 1871a in the Darwin Library–CUL(Marginalia 1: 584–8). Seealso letter to J. D. Hooker, 21 January [1871].
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