Charles Darwin an Ernst Haeckel, Down, 14. Mai 1876
Down, | Beckenham, Kent.
May 14. 76
My dear Häckel
I have just received your letter, which like so many others from you, is full of kindness towards me. The book about the Canary Islands has reached me safely, but I had quite forgotten its existence. With respect to Pangenesis, I am sorry that you dissent so strongly from it, as it has lately risen in my estimation; || but you are thoroughly right to explain in the clearest & strongest terms, your dissent. I shall read your Essay on Perigenesis with very great interest, but I shall not do so just at present, as it will be hard work, and I have not been lately very well, so that I shall soon leave home for some complete rest. ||
my dear Häckel
Your sincere friend
a gestr.: RAILWAY STATION ORPINGTON. S. E. R.