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Darwin Correspondence Project

To G. H. Lewes   18 April 1877

Down, | Beckenham, Kent. | Railway Station | Orpington. S.E.R.

Ap 18. 1877

My dear Mr Lewes,

I thank you very heartily for your kind present of The Physical Basis of Mind.1 From looking into parts, I am sure that it will interest me greatly, & I hope that there will not be much in it beyond the scope of my understanding

Pray believe me, yours | sincerely obliged | Charles Darwin


Lewes’s book, The physical basis of mind (Lewes 1877) was published in the last half of April 1877 (Publishers’ Circular, 1 May 1877, p. 311). CD’s annotated copy is in the Darwin Library–CUL (see Marginalia 1: 500).


Lewes, George Henry. 1877. The physical basis of mind: being the second series of Problems of life and mind. London: Trübner & Co.

Marginalia: Charles Darwin’s marginalia. Edited by Mario A. Di Gregorio with the assistance of Nicholas W. Gill. Vol. 1. New York and London: Garland Publishing. 1990.


Thanks GHL for a copy of his Physical basis of mind [1877].

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
George Henry Lewes
Sent from
London, Bryanston St, 2 Down letterhead
Source of text
DAR 185: 45
Physical description
LS 1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 10932,” accessed on 16 June 2024,