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Darwin Correspondence Project

From Emma Darwin to Nicolai Mengden   8 April 1879

Down, | Beckenham, Kent. | Railway Station | Orpington. S.E.R.

Ap. 8 | 1879

Dear Sir

Mr Darwin begs me to say that he receives so many letters that he cannot answer them all.1 He considers that the theory of evolution is quite compatible with the belief in a God; but that you must remember that different persons have different definitions of what they mean by God—.

Dear Sir | Yours faithfully | E. Darwin


Answers NAvM’s letter for CD. CD considers evolution is quite consistent with belief in God, but NvM must remember people mean different things by God.

Letter details

Letter no.
Emma Wedgwood/Emma Darwin
Nicolai Mengden, Baron von Mengden
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Source of text
Dr Mirko Majer (private collection)
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Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 11981,” accessed on 22 November 2019,