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DCP-LETT-11661

To Gaston de Saporta   15 August 1878

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Summary

It would be false to pretend he cares very much about his election to the Institut.

Glad to hear GdeS plans to publish a work on the more ancient fossil plants. Hopes he will report also on the more recent Tertiary forms because the close gradation of such forms is "a fact of paramount importance for the principle of evolution".

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-11661
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Saporta, L. C. J. G. de
Sent from
Down
Source of text
A. de Saporta
Physical description
3pp

Summary

It would be false to pretend he cares very much about his election to the Institut.

Glad to hear GdeS plans to publish a work on the more ancient fossil plants. Hopes he will report also on the more recent Tertiary forms because the close gradation of such forms is "a fact of paramount importance for the principle of evolution".

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 11661,” accessed on 24 May 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-11661

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