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Darwin Correspondence Project

From A. R. Wallace   8 November 1880

The transcript of this letter is not yet available online.

Summary

Response to CD’s notes [on Island life]:

1. On relation of paucity of fossils to coldness of water;

2. Cessation of the glacial period;

3. Rate of deposit and geological time;

4. The importance of preoccupation (by plants) in relation to plants arriving later.

Charge of speculative explanations is just.

Defends plausibility of migration of plants from mountain to mountain.

Summary

Response to CD’s notes [on Island life]:

1. On relation of paucity of fossils to coldness of water;

2. Cessation of the glacial period;

3. Rate of deposit and geological time;

4. The importance of preoccupation (by plants) in relation to plants arriving later.

Charge of speculative explanations is just.

Defends plausibility of migration of plants from mountain to mountain.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-12803
From
Alfred Russel Wallace
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Croydon
Source of text
DAR 106: B145–8
Physical description
8pp

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Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 12803,” accessed on 16 December 2019, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-12803.xml

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