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From J. C. Costerus and N. D. Doedes   18 March 1873

Summary

Two students express their gratitude and admiration.

Author:  Nicolaas Dirk Doedes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Mar 1873
Classmark:  DAR 162: 200
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8815

From N. D. Doedes   27 March 1873

Summary

Thanks CD for photograph – sends one in return,

questions CD on his religious views.

Author:  Nicolaas Dirk Doedes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Mar 1873
Classmark:  DAR 162: 201
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8828

To N. D. Doedes   2 April 1873

Summary

The impossibility of conceiving that the universe arose through chance is the chief argument for the existence of God, but CD has never been able to decide whether this is an argument of real value. Safest to believe that the subject is beyond man’s intellect, "but man can do his duty".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Nicolaas Dirk Doedes
Date:  2 Apr 1873
Classmark:  DAR 139.12: 11
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8837

From N. D. Doedes   4 April 1873

Summary

Debates the existence of God.

Author:  Nicolaas Dirk Doedes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Apr 1873
Classmark:  DAR 162: 202
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8841

To J. C. Costerus and N. D. Doedes    [22?] March 1873

Summary

Thanks them for their kind letter and interest in his work. Sends photograph.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Jan Constantijn Costerus; Nicolaas Dirk Doedes
Date:  [22?] Mar 1873
Classmark:  DAR 139.12: 11
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8807
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