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Darwin Correspondence Project

Charles Grant Blairfindie (Grant) Allen

1848–99

Canadian-born writer on science and evolution. BA, Oxford (Merton College), 1871. Taught in schools in Brighton, Cheltenham, and Reading. Professor of mental and moral philosophy at a college in Spanish Town, Jamaica, 1873–6. Developed his own theory of evolution based largely on the works of Herbert Spencer. A regular contributor to magazines. Wrote popular novels, some under pseudonyms.

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