Creator

Henry Ward Beecher

Recipient

Joseph Le Conte

Transcription

BROOKLYN, NY. 124 COLUMBIA HEIGHTS. Sept 8, 1883. S.F.Joseph SelonteDear SirMr Day handed me several pamphlets containing [Toms views?] upon various aspects of Evolution for which I desire to thank you heartily. They are just what I needed & I shall not content myself with reading, but shall study them. I had already your geology & am more than glad to09151

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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?]

Location

Brooklyn, N.Y.[San Francisco postmark]

Date Original

1883 Sep 8

Source

Original letter dimensions: 20 x 24.5 cm.

Resource Identifier

muir04_1093-md-1.pdf

File Identifier

Reel 04, Image 1092

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Owning Institution

University of the Pacific Library Holt-Atherton Special Collections. Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.

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2 pages

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