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From Alphonse de Candolle   18 January [1881]

The transcript of this letter is not yet available online.

Summary

Thanks for Movement in plants. Praises the terms CD introduces, but criticises CD’s use of the teleological word "purpose".

Outlines his efforts to study the inheritance of characters in his family. F. Galton overemphasises the inheritance of good qualities.

Summary

Thanks for Movement in plants. Praises the terms CD introduces, but criticises CD’s use of the teleological word "purpose".

Outlines his efforts to study the inheritance of characters in his family. F. Galton overemphasises the inheritance of good qualities.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-13017
From
Alphonse de Candolle
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Geneva
Source of text
DAR 161: 25
Physical description
7pp (French)

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 13017,” accessed on 16 July 2019, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-13017

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