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Darwin Correspondence Project

To Rudolf Schmid   25 September 1876

Down. | Beckenham, Kent.

Sept. 25. 1876.

Dear & Respected Sir,

I thank you for your extremely kind and courteous letter, and for the present of your Book.1 I hope to read it before long, but at present I have another German book in hand which I have promised to read, and I am a very poor scholar in your language.

I feel sure that nothing in your work will give me the least offence, however much we may differ, for the spirit of your letter proves to me that you would never intentionally misrepresent any man’s views.

With much respect and my best thanks, I remain | Your’s faithfully | Charles Darwin.

Footnotes

Schmid’s letter has not been found; he sent CD a copy of Die Darwin’schen Theorien und ihre Stellung zur Philosophie, Religion und Moral (Darwinian theories and their relation to philosophy, religion and morality; Schmid 1876). CD’s copy is in the Darwin Library–Down. For more on Schmid’s critique of theories of evolution, see Gregory 1992, pp. 171–88.

Bibliography

Gregory, Frederick. 1992. Nature lost? Natural science and the German theological traditions of the nineteenth century. Cambridge, Mass., and London: Harvard University Press.

Schmid, Rudolf. 1876. Die Darwin’schen Theorien und ihre Stellung zur Philosophie, Religion und Moral. Stuttgart: Paul Moser.

Summary

Thanks for RS’s work [Die Darwin’schen Theorien und ihre Stellung zur Philosophie, Religion und Moral (1876)].

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-10616
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
Rudolf Schmid
Sent from
Down
Source of text
DAR 147: 427
Physical description
1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 10616,” accessed on 13 April 2021, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-10616.xml

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 24

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