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Darwin Correspondence Project

From James Paget   12 November 1880

1. Harewood Place. | Hanover Square. | W.

Novr. 12. 1880.

My dear Darwin

I venture to send you an Address I lately gave; but I am anxious to explain to you that it was not intended for the teaching of any natural history— It was only to point to things in which members of my profession, especially the younger and less busy, may study pathology.1 And it had to be talked for an hour.

Sincerely your’s | James Paget.


Paget sent an offprint of his presidential address, ‘On elemental pathology’, delivered to the pathological section of the British Medical Association meeting in Cambridge in August 1880 (Paget 1880). The address discussed the physiological responses of plants to injury and disease. CD’s lightly annotated copy is in the Darwin Pamphlet Collection–CUL.


Paget, James. 1880. An address on elemental pathology. British Medical Journal 2: 611–14, 649–52.


Sends a copy of his lecture Elemental pathology: an address on elemental pathology delivered in the pathological section of the British Medical Association (Paget 1880).

Letter details

Letter no.
James Paget, 1st baronet
Charles Robert Darwin
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Source of text
Skinner, Inc. (dealers) (Auction 3103T, 6 August 2018)
Physical description
ALS 1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 12809F,” accessed on 16 July 2024,