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Darwin Correspondence Project

From C. G. Semper   6 December 1878

The transcript of this letter is not yet available online.

Summary

Asks whether he may use CD’s letters in his work [Die natürlichen Existenzbedingungen der Thiere (1880)] in order to show that Moritz Wagner has misrepresented CD’s views.

Discusses the influence of isolation and external conditions on animals, and the relative importance of the direct effect of external conditions and of selection in bringing about change.

Summary

Asks whether he may use CD’s letters in his work [Die natürlichen Existenzbedingungen der Thiere (1880)] in order to show that Moritz Wagner has misrepresented CD’s views.

Discusses the influence of isolation and external conditions on animals, and the relative importance of the direct effect of external conditions and of selection in bringing about change.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-11776
From
Carl Gottfried Semper
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Würzburg
Source of text
DAR 202: 120
Physical description
1p †

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 11776,” accessed on 19 January 2019, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-11776

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