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Darwin Correspondence Project

To W. E. Darwin   3 [November 1871]

Friday 3d.

I hear 7 or 8 sheets have been or soon will be sent to you.1 As soon as you have corrected 3 or 4 you had better send them here.—where we remain till Friday morning.—2 The sheets are to be stereotyped.—so I am particularly glad you read them3

C. Darwin

Leith Hill Place Wotton, Dorking.—


William was helping to correct proofs of Origin 6th ed. (see letter to W. E. Darwin, [November 1871]).
CD was at Leith Hill Place in Surrey from 3 to 10 November 1871 (‘Journal’ (Appendix II)).
On the use of the stereotype process for printing Origin 6th ed., see the letter from R. F. Cooke, 1 November 1871 and n. 2.


Origin 6th ed.: The origin of species by means of natural selection, or the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life. 6th edition, with additions and corrections. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1872.


Is sending some proofs for correction by WED [6th ed. of Origin].

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
William Erasmus Darwin
Sent from
Leith Hill Place
NO 3 71
Source of text
DAR 210.6: 133
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8048,” accessed on 16 October 2021,

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