Sends a reprint of Chauncey Wright’s article [“Darwinism”, North Am. Rev. 113 (1871): 63–103].
Down, | Beckenham, Kent.
My dear Sir
I send by this Post the pamphlet; I did not do so before, as it is anattack on you & I thought it would be unbecoming on my part. Theauthor forwarded an advanced copy to me, & as I knew him to be highlyesteemed in his own country, (as a mathematician & a sound reasoner) & asthe article seemed to me & others very clever, though I do not agreewith all parts, I asked him whether I might republish it; & if so, tosend me a Title & any additions which he might please. To thisrequest he acceded, & I was glad to show to any who would take thetrouble to read it, that something could be said in mydefence.—f2 I did not notice any misrepresentations of your views init, & the remarks on the whole seem to me fair.—
I have procured a copy of the 2d Edit. of your Genesis, so I begyou not to trouble yourself by sending me one.—f3
My dear Sir | Yours faithfully | Ch. Darwin