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The Darwin and Wallace joint paper

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1860. Feb.

     After reading Mr Darwin's admirable work "On the Origin of Species", I find that there is absolutely nothing here that is not in almost perfect agreement with that gentleman's facts & opinions.      His work however touches upon and explains in detail many points which I had scarcely thought upon, - as the laws of variation, correlation of growth, sexual selection, the origin of instincts and of neuter insects, & the true  explanation of embryological affinities. Many of his facts & explanations in geographical distribution are also quite new to me & of the highest interest.
[signed]        ARWallace … Amboina



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