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Darwin Correspondence Project

To Alphonse de Candolle   24 January 1881

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Summary

Thanks AdeC for interesting letter. CD has been annoyed by the multitude of new terms lately invented in all branches of biology in Germany. What AdeC says about the word "purpose" made CD vow not to use it again, but it is difficult to cure oneself of a vicious habit and difficult to avoid for anyone who tries to make out the use of a structure.

Francis will write about the diagram [see 13642].

Summary

Thanks AdeC for interesting letter. CD has been annoyed by the multitude of new terms lately invented in all branches of biology in Germany. What AdeC says about the word "purpose" made CD vow not to use it again, but it is difficult to cure oneself of a vicious habit and difficult to avoid for anyone who tries to make out the use of a structure.

Francis will write about the diagram [see 13642].

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-13026
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Candolle, Alphonse de
Sent from
Down
Source of text
De Candolle family
Physical description
4pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 13026,” accessed on 10 December 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-13026

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