CD has come to think a name better than "Pangenesis" is needed. Asks GHD to get a suggestion from a classics scholar. "Cell-genesis wd be perfect if it cd be put into Greek."
My dear George
I have got to think that perhaps a better name c
Now do you know any really good Classic who c
yours affectly | Ch Darwin
- f1 5553.f1The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from G. H. Darwin, [3 June 1867].
- f2 5553.f2CD published his provisional hypothesis of pangenesis in Variation 2: 357--404; he discussed the hypothesis in letters in 1865 and 1866 (see Correspondence vols. 13 and 14), and finished work on the chapter concerning it on 21 November 1866 (Correspondence vol. 14, Appendix II). On the name pangenesis, see also the letter to T. H. Huxley, 12 June .