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From Patrick Matthew   3 December 1862


Apologises for not writing last summer. Scientific progress is all but complete. Our civilisation will fall now that it has reached the peak of its development.

Author:  Patrick Matthew
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Dec 1862
Classmark:  DAR 171: 91
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3843

From Patrick Matthew   6 June 1864


Would like to meet CD.

He is writing a piece on the Schleswig-Holstein affair which will expose the British press.

Author:  Patrick Matthew
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 June 1864
Classmark:  DAR 171: 92
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4522

From Patrick Matthew   12 March 1871


Encloses an article he wrote for the Scotsman [9 Mar 1871, p. 5].

Wishes he had time to write a critique of Descent. There is evidence of design and benevolence in nature. Beauty cannot be accounted for by natural selection.

Author:  Patrick Matthew
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Mar 1871
Classmark:  Natural History Museum, Library and Archives (General Library)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7576
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