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Letter 6976

Darwin, C. R. to Blackwell, A. L. B.

8 Nov [1869]

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    Thanks for Studies in general science [by A. B. Blackwell (1869)].


Down Beckenham Kent [6 Queen Anne Street, London]

Nov. 8th

Dear Sir

I am much obliged to you for your kindness in sending me your ``Studies in General Science'', over which, as I observe in the Preface, you have spent so much time.— In turning over the pages I notice that you quote some statements made by me & very little known to public. I received your work only yesterday

With my best thanks | Dear Sir | Yours faithfully | Ch. Darwin

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    f1 6976.f1
    The year is established by the publication date of Blackwell 1869; see n. 2, below.
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    f2 6976.f2
    An inscribed copy of Blackwell 1869 is in the Darwin Library--Down. Blackwell wrote in the preface, pp. v--vii, that the book was `the product of more than twenty years of an exceedingly busy life' of educational pursuits, work as a church pastor, lecturing, and bringing up children.
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    f3 6976.f3
    In Blackwell 1869, Blackwell included quotations from Orchids, `Climbing plants', and Variation; she also discussed points in Origin.
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