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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-2983

To John Phillips   14 November [1860]1

Down Bromley Kent

Nov. 14th

Dear Phillips,

Many thanks for your kind present of your work Life on the Earth.1

I have glanced at the part about the Origin & am sorry, but not surprised, to see that you are dead against me.—

Pray believe me Dear Phillips | Yours very sincerely | Ch. Darwin

Footnotes

1
There is a copy of Phillips 1860 in the Darwin Library–CUL. The work gives the text of Phillips’s Rede lecture at Cambridge University, in which he addressed the question of the origin of species. CD had presented Phillips with a copy of Origin (see Appendix III and Correspondence vol. 7, letter to John Phillips, 26 November [1859]).

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-2983
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Phillips, John
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Oxford University Museum (Geological collections)
Physical description
1p

Summary

Thanks JP for copy of his Life on the earth [1860].

Is sorry, but not surprised, to see that JP is "dead against" CD on the Origin.

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 2983,” accessed on 13 February 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-2983

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