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Letter 7197

Bates, H. W. to Darwin, C. R.

20 May 1870

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    Concern over Wallace's book [Contributions to the theory of natural selection (1870)] and its apparent backsliding from Darwinian theory. HWB suggests that only CD is capable of criticising the book.

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    HWB hopes not too much was made over his few comments on man in M. F. Somerville's book [Physical geography, revised ed. (1870)].

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