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Darwin Correspondence Project

To Asa Gray   2 March [1860]1


March 2d

My dear Gray

I have had very short but sharpish touch of illness,—a slight touch of pleurisy, & am weak.—but write just to thank much for letter received today2 (your two enclosed letters have been posted) & to say that in one week I hope & think I shall send you a few more rather important additions & expansions for the “Origin”. The first & most considerable one is for p. 126. If you can anyhow manage to get this inserted I shall be very glad— It is of some pages length.—   There are a few of the most objectionable parts later in volume expanded a little.3 I am tired, so no more

C. Darwin


Dated by the relationship to the following letter and to the letter to Asa Gray, 8 March [1860].
Probably the letter from Asa Gray, 20 February 1860. CD replied to it in his next letter to Gray (letter to Asa Gray, 8 March [1860]).


Has been ill with pleurisy.

Sends more corrections and additions for American edition of Origin.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Asa Gray
Sent from
Source of text
Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (24)
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 2718,” accessed on 27 September 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 8