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DCP-LETT-8380

To Herbert Spencer   10 June [1872]1

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Summary

Expresses his "unbounded admiration" for HS’s article on Martineau ["Mr Martineau on evolution", Contemp. Rev. 20 (1872): 141–54]

and his article on sociology [Contemp. Rev. 19 (1872): 701–18]. CD never believed in the reigning influence of great men on the world’s progress but could not have given his reasons. "Now every one with eyes to see and ears to hear . . . ought to bow their knee to you, as I for one do."

Summary

Expresses his "unbounded admiration" for HS’s article on Martineau ["Mr Martineau on evolution", Contemp. Rev. 20 (1872): 141–54]

and his article on sociology [Contemp. Rev. 19 (1872): 701–18]. CD never believed in the reigning influence of great men on the world’s progress but could not have given his reasons. "Now every one with eyes to see and ears to hear . . . ought to bow their knee to you, as I for one do."

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-8380
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Spencer, Herbert
Sent from
Bassett
Source of text
University of London, Senate House Library: manuscript reference MS791/80. (Courtesy of the Athenaeum.)
Physical description
4pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8380,” accessed on 29 July 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-8380

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