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Darwin Correspondence Project

From E. A. Darwin   11 November [1869]1

Nov 11

A parcel of engravings is come done up but with your paper of instructions outside.2 Shall I send them on?

E D

Sterling sent today is very interesting but is he quite fair about ‘Selection’3

Footnotes

The year is established by the reference to Stirling 1869 (see n. 3, below).
The engravings may have been those completed by Edward A. Smith (see letter to Frederick Smith, 9 November [1869]).
The reference is to James Hutchison Stirling’s As regards protoplasm, in relation to Professor Huxley’s essay, On the physical basis of life (Stirling 1869); for Stirling’s discussion of CD’s theory, including his use of the term ‘selection’, see pp. 58–64.

Summary

A parcel of engravings has come; shall EAD send them on?

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-6982
From
Erasmus Alvey Darwin
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
unstated
Source of text
DAR 105: B64
Physical description
1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 6982,” accessed on 23 August 2019, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-6982

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 17

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