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Record number: WCP4645

Sent by:
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent to:
Alfred Russel Wallace
3 August [1872]

Sent by Charles Robert Darwin, Down House, Beckenham, Kent, S.E. to Alfred Russel Wallace, [The Dell, Grays, Essex] on 3 August [1872].

Record created:
08 October 2012 by Catchpole, Caroline
Verified by:
02/01/2013 - Szentgyorgyi, Katherine (All except summary checked);


Encloses a letter to Nature correcting Dr Bree, who has accused ARW of "blundering". [summary by the DCP].

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  • publication (1)

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LETTER (WCP4645.5124)

An author's draft handwritten by author in English.

Held by:
Cambridge University Library
Finding number:
DAR 96: 147
Copyright owner:
©William H. Darwin
Record scrutiny:
02/01/2013 - Szentgyorgyi, Katherine;

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<by?> <Jan[uary]>?] <4?> I <hate?> <controversy?>, perhaps <being?> [illeg] [illeg] because I do it badly; but [illeg] Dr <Bere?> <accuses?> you of “<Theory?>”, I have thought myself bound to send the enclosed letter to Nature; that is if you in the least think it [MS blotted].

If you do not at all think it, I sh[oul]d rather <prefer?> not sending it & in that case please tear it up.


Aug 3[r]d1


1. Written in a different hand.

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