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Darwin Correspondence Project

To Matthew Arnold   9 February [1873]1

Down, | Beckenham, Kent.

Feb. 9th

Dear Sir

I have been surprised & very much pleased by your kindness in having sent me your new work, Literature & Dogma.2 I hope soon to read it with profit & interest

Pray accept my best thanks & believe me, Yours faithfully | Ch. Darwin

P.S. Since the above was written, I have just heard from Huxley with your very kind desire that I shd. not acknowledge your present; but I must have the pleasure of thanking you.3


Arnold, Matthew. 1873. Literature & dogma: an essay towards a better apprehension of the Bible. London: Smith, Elder.


Thanks MA for his Literature and dogma [1873].

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Charles Robert Darwin
Matthew Arnold
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DAR 221.5: 1
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Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8762,” accessed on 19 January 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 21