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DCP-LETT-8156A

To St G. J. Mivart   11 January [1872]1

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Summary

CD believes that StGJM has been unfair in his criticisms and has misrepresented him; he begs him not to write again. "Agassiz has uttered splendid sarcasms on me, but I still feel quite friendly towards him. M. Flourens cd. not find words to express his contempt of me: Pictet & Hopkins argued with great force against me: Fleeming Jenkin covered me with first-rate ridicule; & his crticisms were true & most useful: but none of their writings have mortified me as yours have done …" [See 8154.]

Summary

CD believes that StGJM has been unfair in his criticisms and has misrepresented him; he begs him not to write again. "Agassiz has uttered splendid sarcasms on me, but I still feel quite friendly towards him. M. Flourens cd. not find words to express his contempt of me: Pictet & Hopkins argued with great force against me: Fleeming Jenkin covered me with first-rate ridicule; & his crticisms were true & most useful: but none of their writings have mortified me as yours have done …" [See 8154.]

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-8156A
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Mivart, St G. J.
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Karpeles Manuscript Library Museums
Physical description
8pp & photocopy

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8156A,” accessed on 27 September 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-8156A

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