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To Charles Lyell   6 March [1863]


Comments at length on CL’s book [Antiquity of man (1863)]. CD is "greatly disappointed that you have not given judgment and spoken fairly out what you think about the derivation of species".

Lists large number of queries concerning minor points.

Praises especially the chapters on language and glaciers.

Comments on the temperature of Africa during the glacial period, especially with regard to the views of Hooker.

Mentions Owen’s paper on the aye-aye [Rep. BAAS 32 (1862) pt 2: 114–16].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  6 Mar [1863]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.289)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4028

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  • … from William Whewell, 2 January 1860 ). In a letter to Lyell of 28 February 1863 ( …
  • William Whewell , who consistently opposed theories of organic transmutation, including CD’s theory (see Ruse 1991 , and Correspondence vol.  8, letter
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