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Letter 6814

Darwin, C. R. to Cooke, R. F. & John Murray, Publishers

2 July [1869]

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    Thanks for [July 1869] issue of Quarterly Review.


Caerdeon | Barmouth | N. Wales

July 2nd

My dear Sir

Very many thanks for your kind present of the Q. Review. There are two articles which concern me, besides others I daresay of general interest. If the article on Design is written, as I daresay is the case, by an impartial and able man it will interest me greatly. Again many thanks.

Yours sincerely | C. Darwin

We are far from shops and are run short of note-paper, so excuse this.

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    f1 6814.f1
    The year is established by the address. The Darwins left on 10 June 1869 for Caerdeon, and returned on 31 July (see `Journal' (Correspondence vol. 17, Appendix II)).
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    The July 1869 issue of the Quarterly Review contained articles reviewing Alfred Russel Wallace's Malay archipelago (Wallace 1869a) and George Henry Lewes's `Mr. Darwin's hypotheses' (Lewes 1868; see Quarterly Review 127 (1869): 68--98, 134--76). The author of the article that discussed design in nature (Quarterly Review 127 (1869): 134--76) was James Bowling Mozley (see Wellesley index).
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