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Darwin Correspondence Project

From W. S. Dallas   10 December 1867

Yorkshire Philosophical Society | York

10 Decr. 1867

My dear Sir

Your letter received this morning was written I suppose before you received a letter from me, which I thought would have reached you yesterday morning.—1

I am pushing forward as fast as I can with the second volume & hope to finish it this week, which I hope will obviate all chance of injurious delay—2 The work is, however, fearfully heavy, & my only hope is that when the Index is finished you will think it worth the labour bestowed upon it.—

Believe me | Your’s very truly | W. S. Dallas

Chas Darwin Esq


The letter from CD has not been found. Dallas’s letter was that of 8 December 1867.
Dallas was indexing Variation.


WSD is pushing forward as fast as he can with [index to] second volume [of Variation]. The work is fearfully heavy.

Letter details

Letter no.
William Sweetland Dallas
Charles Robert Darwin
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Source of text
DAR 162: 6
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5723,” accessed on 26 October 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 15