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Letter 7467

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

31 Jan 1871


Thanks CD for the second volume of Descent.


Thatched House Club, | St. James’s.

Janry. 31st 1871

My dear Sir

Absence from town has prevented my replying more immediately to yourlast very kind letter.f1

On my return from Sussex last night (where I have been superintendingthe construction of my wigwam) I found your valued present awaiting me—f2Accept my best thanks for it but there is one thing more I want— it isthat when you come to North Bank you will be kind enough to write myname in it.

I am much obliged to your son for his M.S.   as I said before,the word “dogmatic” shall not appear again.f3

Once more begging you to accept my best thanks and my very kindregards I remain | My dear Sir | Your’s most truly | St Geo Mivart.

DAR 171: 193



See letter to St G. J. Mivart, 28 January [1871].
CD had asked John Murray to send Mivart a copy ofVariation (see letter to St G. J. Mivart, 28 January [1871]). Mivart’s London address was 7 North Bank. Mivart was havinga house built at Wilmshurst, Fletching, near Uckfield, in Sussex(Post Office directory of the six home counties 1874).
See letter from St G. J. Mivart, 24 January 1871, and enclosure to letter to St G. J. Mivart, 28 January [1871].
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