To Henri de Lacaze-Duthiers 28 September 1872
Down | Beckenham, Kent.
Sep 28 1872
I must trouble you with a few lines to thank you for sending me the two papers on the Embryology & Relationship of the Ascidians. I read them with the greatest interest in the Archives to which I am a Subscriber.1 Some of the expressions in your paper made me believe that you accepted the principles of evolution, & I rejoiced at this.2
And now the quotation from Bacon, & the few words in M.S with which you have honoured me, have pleased me in a still higher degree.3
With much respect | I remain Dear Sir | Yours faithfully | Charles Darwin
Thanks HdeL-D for two papers on Ascidians [by A. Giard in Arch. Zool. 1 (1872): 233–88; 397–428].
Some of the expressions in HdeL-D’s paper ["Direction des études zoologiques", Arch. Zool. 1 (1872): 1–64] made CD think he accepted the principle of evolution.
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- Darwin, C. R.
- Lacaze-Duthiers, F. J. H. de
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- Académie des sciences - Institut de France (Fonds Lacaze-Duthiers)
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Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8536,” accessed on 20 February 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-8536