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Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Classmark:  DAR 97: C56–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9579

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  • … DAR 97: C56–8 Charles Robert Darwin Bassett John Murray Darwin, C. R. Murray, John (b) …

To John Murray   21 January 1882


Thanks JM for copy of Quarterly Review, with article on his worm book [Henry Wace, "Darwin on earthworms", Q. Rev. 153 (1882): 179–202].

Writer will change his mind on evolution. CD cannot think of any young worker in biology who is not convinced of the truth of evolution, though many believe that natural selection has not done much.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  21 Jan 1882
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42153 ff. 51–52)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13632

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From Raphael Meldola   11 January 1882


Wishes to borrow Weismann’s pamphlet on the Daphnidae [ "Ueber die Schmuckfarben der Daphnoiden", Zeitschrift für wissenschaftliche Zoologie 30 (Supp.)]. Is preparing an essay on "alternation of generations".

Author:  Raphael Meldola
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Jan 1882
Classmark:  DAR 171: 141
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13609

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  • B. 2015. August Weismann: development, heredity, and evolution . Cambridge, Mass. , and London: Harvard University Press. Correspondence : The correspondence of Charles Darwin. Edited by Frederick Burkhardt et al. 27 vols to date. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1985–. Earthworms : The formation of vegetable mould through the action of worms: with observations on their habits. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. …
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