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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-11759

To Raphael Meldola   26 November [1878]

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Summary

Regrets he cannot compare his work with Weismann’s in his preface as he feels "an author is never a fit judge of his own work". [Appended note explains that RM wished CD’s work to be fully acknowledged, which was frequently not the case in continental writings.]

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-11759
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Meldola, Raphael
Sent from
London, Bryanston St, 4
Source of text
Hope Entomological Collections, University Museum, Oxford
Physical description
4pp, RM note

Summary

Regrets he cannot compare his work with Weismann’s in his preface as he feels "an author is never a fit judge of his own work". [Appended note explains that RM wished CD’s work to be fully acknowledged, which was frequently not the case in continental writings.]

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 11759,” accessed on 14 February 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-11759

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