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To Patrick Matthew   13 June [1862]

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It would be a pleasure to see "the first enunciator of the theory of Natural Selection" but his health makes it impossible. Hopes to come to London soon and would like to arrange an interview with PM if he is staying more than a week.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Patrick Matthew
Date:  13 June [1862]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (Acc. 10963)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3600

From Emma Darwin to Patrick Matthew   21 November [1863]

Summary

CD is too ill to write.

As for natural selection, he is more faithful to PM’s "own original child" than PM is himself. To illustrate, CD relates the metaphor of an architect selecting well-shaped stones and rejecting ill-shaped ones. [See Variation 2: 431.]

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Patrick Matthew
Date:  21 Nov [1863]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (Acc. 10963)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4344

To Patrick Matthew   15 March [1871]

Summary

PM’s letter and newspaper article [see 7576] show him to be still vigorous. CD doubts that he himself will be good for much more.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Patrick Matthew
Date:  15 Mar [1871]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (Acc. 10963)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7585
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