From Edward Cresy 30 May 1865
Metropolitan Board of Works | Spring Gardens
30 May ’65—
My dear Sir.
It is so long since I have had the pleasure of seeing or hearing of you that if you are well enough I propose to walk over & pay my respects next Monday, that being a leisure day here—.1
Should you not be able to see me I am sure Mrs or Miss Darwin2 will kindly drop me a line but I sincerely hope such may not be the case.
I was very much struck with the German naturalist〈’s〉 illustration of natural selection in the air breathing apparatus of crustacean〈s〉 in the Annals of Natural History I think that is a very strong case & the complexity of the argument to my mind gives great additional force—3
Yours very truly | E Cresy
C Darwin Esq.
Impressed by Fritz Müller’s argument for natural selection in air-breathing apparatus of crustaceans ["The Darwinian hypothesis supported by observations on Crustacea", Ann. & Mag. Nat. Hist. 3d ser. 15 (1865): 410–16].
Plans to visit CD.
- positive attitude/assessment
- structural characters
- theory (including philosophy)
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4842,” accessed on 24 September 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-4842