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Letter 5284A

Darwin, C. R. to Shaw, James

24 Nov [1866]

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    Has seen the Athenæum and admires his article on beauty ["Feeling of beauty among animals", Athenæum (24 Nov. 1866): 681].


24 November

[Saying he has seen the Athenæum & admires his article on beauty.]

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    f1 5284a.f1
    The year is established by the reference to Shaw's article (see n. 2, below).
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    The reference is to an article, `Feeling of beauty among the animals', that appeared in the 24 November 1866 issue of the Athenæum (Shaw 1866b). CD cited the article in Descent 2: 71. For CD and Shaw's earlier discussions on the subject of beauty in relation to natural selection, see the letters to James Shaw, 11 February [1866] and [23 or 30 April 1866], and the letters from James Shaw, [6--10 February 1866], 14 February 1866, 19 April 1866, and 7 November 1866; see also Correspondence vol. 13.
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