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Darwin Correspondence Project

To John Fiske   3 November [1874]1

Down, | Beckenham, Kent.

Nov. 3d

My dear Sir

I am very much obliged for your magnificent present of your Cosmical Philosophy, received this morning.2 On turning over the pages, I see that there is a good deal beyond my scope; not but what I shall attempt to grapple with the stiffest parts; but there are other subjects which I feel sure will deeply interest me. Good Heavens what labour the book must have cost you.— I sincerely hope that it may be in every way successful, & with my cordial thanks

I remain, my dear Sir | Yours sincerely | Charles Darwin

Footnotes

The year is established by the date of publication of Fiske’s book (see n. 2, below).
Fiske’s Outlines of cosmic philosophy based on the doctrine of evolution (Fiske 1874) is in the Darwin Library–Down. CD and Fiske had met at Henrietta Emma Litchfield’s house in November 1873, when Fiske was in London for three months finishing his book (see Correspondence vol. 21, letter from John Fiske, 31 October 1873, and Appendix II).

Summary

Thanks JF for copy of Cosmic philosophy [1874].

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-9706
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
John Fiske
Sent from
Down
Source of text
The Huntington Library (FK 1110-1112)
Physical description
2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 9706,” accessed on 20 June 2019, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-9706

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 22

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