Is pleased to hear of Dr Heine's interest in Origin. Questions whether Dr Heine's law of inheritance can be demonstrated.
I am pleased to hear that you have been interested in my work on the Origin of Species. Your law of inheritance I dare say is true & may have some bearing on the modification of Species; but I fear it would be difficult to prove it with sufficient clearness to allow of its use […]
- f1 4786f.f1According to the catalogue entry from which this text is taken, the letter is dated 15 March. The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from Rudolph Heine, 10 March 1865.
- f2 4786f.f2See letter from Rudolph Heine, 10 March 1865.
- f3 4786f.f3The original letter is complete and is described in the sale catalogue as being two pages long.