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From E. B. Aveling   23 September 1878

Patron | H.R.H. The Prince of Wales. | Royal Polytechnic Institution Limited, | 309, Regent Street, London, W. | Scientific Department. | Laboratory.

23. ix. 78.

Edward B. Aveling ventures to forward herewith a copy of the Student’s Magazine for October wherein is the first of a series of articles on Dr Darwin’s works, intended to make the general public more familiar and the students more deeply acquainted with them. If he attain his end he trusts he may be forgiven his presumption.1


Aveling’s first article in the series ‘Darwin and his work’, in fact appeared on 1 September 1879; it has not been found in the Darwin Archive–CUL. There is a clipping of Aveling’s second article, ‘The naturalist’s voyage around the world’, 1 October 1878, in DAR 226.1: 169–70. The series continued until September 1879 (Aveling 1878–9).


Aveling, Edward Bibbins. 1878–9. Darwin and his work. Student’s Magazine and Science and Art, 2 September 1878, pp. 32–3; 1 October 1878, pp. 55–7; 2 December 1878, pp. 99–100; 1 February 1879, pp. 148–9; 1 March 1879, pp. 175–6; 1 April 1879, pp. 207–8; 1 September 1879, pp. 30–3.


Forwards a copy of the Student’s Magazine, which contains the first of a series of articles on CD and his work.

Letter details

Letter no.
Edward Bibbens Aveling
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Royal Polytechnic
Source of text
DAR 202: 9
Physical description
1p †

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 11708,” accessed on 22 April 2021,