Henry Ward Beecher
Joseph Le Conte
secure these additional works – I enclose my [Route?] for several weeks to come, & you will see that I shall have leisure in the care for much reading & meditation Now, will you allow me to present for your consideration the preporation of a popular manual on Evolution – [illegible] [just the month?] after general reading public, and also for Acadamies & higher [illegible] [of learning?]The want is great, & every day growing greater – No one can adequately perform the task who is not at once a trained scientist & a [fine?] Christian Such a work would have a large circulation & I have no doubt, that advantaging terms could be made with eminent publishers. With sincere appreciation of the work you have done & are doing in the [course of sound learning?],I am, dear sir, very truly yours Henry Ward [Beecher?]
Brooklyn, N.Y.[San Francisco postmark]
1883 Sep 8
Original letter dimensions: 20 x 24.5 cm.
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