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Darwin Correspondence Project

Patrick Matthew


Scottish gentleman farmer. Author of works on political and agricultural subjects. Advanced a theory of natural selection in the 1830s.


Dempster 1996, R. Desmond 1994.


Dempster, W. J. 1996. Natural selection and Patrick Matthew. Evolutionary concepts in the nineteenth century. Durham: Pentland Press.

Desmond, Ray. 1994. Dictionary of British and Irish botanists and horticulturists including plant collectors, flower painters and garden designers. New edition, revised with the assistance of Christine Ellwood. London: Taylor & Francis and the Natural History Museum. Bristol, Pa.: Taylor & Francis.