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Darwin Correspondence Project

From W. S. Dallas   8 March 1868

Fleet Street

8 March 1868

My dear Sir

I have your kind letter of Friday last & shall avail myself with much pleasure of the opportunity it offers me of making your personal acquaintance, but I must beg for a day towards the end of next week, as I have not yet found myself a suitable lodging & must do so tomorrow.—1 Shall I come on Friday next?2 If I hear nothing to the contrary I will do so.— I hope the new edition is going off as quickly as its predecessor—3

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

C. Darwin Esq.


CD’s letter of 6 March 1868 has not been found. Dallas had written earlier, informing CD of his planned arrival in London on 4 March (see letter from W. S. Dallas, 28 February 1868).
In 1868, the Friday following 8 March was 13 March.
Dallas refers to the second printing of the first edition of Variation.


Expresses his pleasure at the opportunity of meeting CD.

Letter details

Letter no.
William Sweetland Dallas
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
London, Fleet St
Source of text
DAR 162: 18
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5998,” accessed on 16 October 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 16