Thanks for Quarterly Journal of Science 4 (1867). Has just read Wallace's admirable article in last number ["Creation by law", Q. J. Sci. 4 (1867): 471–88]. He is a master of clear argument.
Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.
My dear Sir
I am much obliged for your kind present of Vol IV of the Q. Journal of
Science, which I received this morning with a note from Mess
I have not hitherto taken in this journal, though I have occasionally procured numbers
& read various articles with much interest, because I already take in so many
periodicals that I am much in arrear in reading them. I have however just got &
read the last No. with M
Believe me my dear Sir | yours truly obliged | Charles Darwin
- f1 5647.f1The year is established by the reference to volume 4 of the Quarterly Journal of Science, which was published in 1867.
- f2 5647.f2Samuelson was the founder and co-editor of the Quarterly Journal of Science (Men and women of the time 1899). The journal was published by John Churchill and Sons.
- f3 5647.f3Alfred Russel Wallace's article, `Creation by law' (A. R. Wallace 1867c), appeared in the October issue of the Quarterly Journal of Science. For more on the article, see the letter to A. R. Wallace, 12 and 13 October .