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Darwin Correspondence Project

To ?   25 February [1871]

Down. | Beckenham | Kent. S.E. [6 Queen Anne Street, London]

Feb. 25th.

Dear Sir

I am much obliged to you for your kindness in sending me two Reviews of my book on the Descent of Man.1 The second one seems to me a most fair, kind, & carefully abstracted article; & I feel under obligation to the author.

With my thanks, I remain | Dear Sir | Yours faithfully & obliged | Charles Darwin


The reviews of Descent have not been identified.


Descent: The descent of man, and selection in relation to sex. By Charles Darwin. 2 vols. London: John Murray. 1871.


Thanks for two reviews of Descent. Second is "most fair, kind and carefully abstracted".

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
London Queen Anne St, 6 Down letterhead
Source of text
The New York Public Library. Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations. Manuscripts and Archives Division. (Miscellaneous papers)
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7513,” accessed on 25 September 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 19