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DCP-LETT-10245

To Francis Galton   7 November [1875]1

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Summary

Comments on FG’s paper ["A theory of heredity"]. Finds essay difficult to understand. Objects that FG’s theory conflicts with phenomenon of use and disuse. Conflicts also with rarity of bud-variations in nature.

Says he has ordered FG’s article ["The history of twins", Fraser’s Mag. 92 (1875): 566–76; revised in J. Anthropol. Inst. 5 (1876): 391–406].

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-10245
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Galton, Francis
Sent from
Down
Source of text
UCL Library Services, Special Collections (GALTON/1/1/9/5/7/19)
Physical description
3pp

Summary

Comments on FG’s paper ["A theory of heredity"]. Finds essay difficult to understand. Objects that FG’s theory conflicts with phenomenon of use and disuse. Conflicts also with rarity of bud-variations in nature.

Says he has ordered FG’s article ["The history of twins", Fraser’s Mag. 92 (1875): 566–76; revised in J. Anthropol. Inst. 5 (1876): 391–406].

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 10245,” accessed on 14 February 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-10245

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