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To Richard Owen   10 December [1859]

Summary

Sends source of description of swimming bear catching insects [Samuel Hearne, A journey from Prince of Wales’s Fort in Hudson’s Bay to the northern ocean … (1795); see Origin, p. 184].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Owen
Date:  10 Dec [1859]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum (General Special Collections Owen correspondence 9/211, 213)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2576

To Richard Owen   13 December [1859]

Summary

Responds to Owen’s remarks that his book [Origin] is not likely to be true because it attempts to explain so much. CD describes how, for fear this might be so, he resolved to give up the work if he could not convince two or three competent judges. He is sensitive because of unjust things said by a distinguished friend [A. Sedgwick]. Value of his views now depends on men eminent in science.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Owen
Date:  13 Dec [1859]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum (General Special Collections Owen correspondence 9/195)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2580
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