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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-13414

To L. C. Harrison   18 October [1881]

Down.

Oct 18th

My dear Lucy

I am very sorry but I really can think of no suggestion to send to Mrs. Forsyth. It is difficult to observe anything new & requires much patience. I believe that the observer must first himself or herself become interested on the point or subject. The best plan is to read, think & speculate, & then some suggestion or doubt will occur, which can be determined or verified only by observation. I can do nothing but send them common-places.

Your affect. Uncle | Ch. Darwin

Summary

Can think of no suggestion to send to Mrs Forsyth. "The best plan is to read, think and speculate and then some suggestion or doubt will occur which can be determined or verified out of observation."

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-13414
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Wedgwood, L. C.
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Academy of Natural Sciences, The Ewell Sale Stewart Library, Philadelphia
Physical description
** 2pp

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Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 13414,” accessed on 29 September 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-13414

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