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From William Hepworth Dixon   16 April 1863


Thinks CD’s letter ["The doctrine of heterogeny", Collected papers 2: 78–80] will appear "with a clearer field and to better effect" if delayed a week, since next issue [of Athenæum] has Lyell’s reply to Hugh Falconer, and W. B. Carpenter’s report on the Abbéville jaw.

Author:  William Hepworth Dixon
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Apr 1863
Classmark:  DAR 162: 186
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4102
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