Does not think sermon by E. B. Pusey [see 11763] is worth a reply. HNR may quote CD as saying that Pusey is "mistaken in imagining that I wrote the Origin with any relation whatever to Theology". Pusey's attack will be powerless to retard belief in evolution.
Down, | Beckenham, Kent | — | Railway station | Orpington, S. E. R.
I just skimmed through D
I remain dear Sir | Yours faithfully | Charles Darwin
- f1 11766.f1Pusey's sermon was reprinted in the London Guardian edition of 20 November 1878 as it had appeared in the Undergraduate's Journal edition of 7 November 1878; that is, without the notes in which Pusey criticised CD in detail. See letters from H. N. Ridley, [13-28] November 1878, and J. B. Innes, 27 November 1878.
- f2 11766.f2HNR quoted this part of CD's reply in a letter to the Undergraduate's Journal (Undergraduate's Journal, 5 December 1878, p. 144).