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From W. W. Reade   20 February 1872

11 St. Mary Abbot’s Terrace | Kensington—

Feb— 20. — 72

My dear Sir

I saw the Editor of the P. M. Gazette to day—1 he had seen two of my sheets—the biography of Jesus—& prophesies a hot time for me as you do.2 He tells me that he will send your new edition with Mivart’s to the same man who reviewed your Descent.3 I have read chapter 7 again—4 It seems to me very conclusive— Yours very truly | Winwood Reade

Footnotes

Frederick Greenwood was the editor of the Pall Mall Gazette.
Reade refers to Martyrdom of man (Reade 1872; see pp. 215–25 for the section on Jesus).
John Morley had written a review of Descent in the Pall Mall Gazette, 20 and 21 March 1871 ([Morley] 1871a; see also Correspondence vol. 19, letter to Frederick Greenwood, 24 March [1871]). No review of Origin 6th ed. or St George Jackson Mivart’s On the genesis of species (Mivart 1871a) appeared in the Pall Mall Gazette.
Chapter 7 was the new chapter added to Origin 6th ed. See letter from W. W. Reade, 18 February 1872 and n. 2.

Bibliography

Correspondence: The correspondence of Charles Darwin. Edited by Frederick Burkhardt et al. 27 vols to date. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1985–.

Descent: The descent of man, and selection in relation to sex. By Charles Darwin. 2 vols. London: John Murray. 1871.

Origin 6th ed.: The origin of species by means of natural selection, or the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life. 6th edition, with additions and corrections. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1872.

Reade, William Winwood. 1872. The martyrdom of man. London: Trübner & Co.

Summary

Saw editor of the Pall Mall Gazette about review of Origin and Genesis of species.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-8221
From
William Winwood Reade
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Kensington
Source of text
DAR 176: 54
Physical description
1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8221,” accessed on 14 April 2021, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-8221.xml

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 20

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