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These letters originally appeared in the of Popular Science. The “Hitherto Unpublished Letters of Charles Darwin” were compiled and edited by Darwin’s son, Francis Darwin, and the British botanist Albert Charles Seward. Today would have been Darwin’s 205th birthday.
To A. R. WALLACE.
DOWN, April 6th, 1859.
I this morning received your pleasant and friendly note of November 30th. The first part of my MS.* is in Murray’s hands to see if he likes to publish it. There is no preface, but a short introduction, which must be read by every one who reads my book. The second paragraph in the introduction I have had copied verbatim from my foul copy, and you will, I hope, think that I have fairly noticed your paper in the Linn. Journal. rences. I shall, of course, allude to your paper on distribution; and I have added that I know from correspondence that your explanation of your law is the same as that which I offer.
You are right, that I came to the conclusion that selection was the principle of change from the study of domesticated productions; and then, reading Malthus, I saw at once how to apply this principle. Geographical distribution and geological relations of extinct to recent inhabitants of South America first led me to the subject: especially the case of the Galapagos Islands.
I hope to go to press in the early part of next month. It will be a small volume of about five hundred pages or so. I will of course send you a copy. I forget whether I told you that Hooker, who is our best British botanist and perhaps the best in the world, is a full convert, and is now going immediately to publish his confession of faith; and I expect daily to see proof-sheets. Huxley is changed, and believes in mutation of species: whether a convert to us, I do not quite know. We shall live to see all the younger men converts. My neighbour and an excellent naturalist, J. Lubbock, is an enthusiastic convert. I see that you are doing great work in the Archipelago; and most heartily do I sympathise with you. For God’s sake take care of your health. There have been few such noble labourers in the cause of Natural Science as you are.What does it mean when your rdw is high? Tips to know when writing a pop melody hook? How to vlookup? How to delete facebook messenger? What coins are valuable? What is the meaning of the eight of swords? How early should i get to the airport for an international flight? What are the 5 critical thinking skills? What does interdisciplinary mean? How to load a grease gun? What does prolapse mean? What does hry mean? What it called when you use tricks to help remmeber something? How to take care of succulents? How to cook pancakes? How to give vendors tips? How to change snapchat emojis? What is the meaning of chastening? How to turn off ad blocker on chrome? How to screenshot on iphone se? What does s mean on gear shift? What is a tomboy girl meaning? How to clean the house quickly tips? Lil wayne how to love? which of the following terms best describes publisher's helper business? How to produce smoke effects magic tricks? What is the meaning of patel? what is rf buttom helper When moon meaning? What is a lip flip? What does dilated eyes mean? What does conductivity mean? How to keep cats away from christmas tree? What does bakadere meaning? What are knots in muscles? How to do tricks for balero? How to add multiple photos to instagram story? How to copy and paste on a chromebook? How to evolve qwilfish legends arceus? What are lats? dislyte how to use helper espers What is the meaning of siloam pool in the bible? What are good foods to eat to lose weight? c where to put helper methofs How to teach dogmeat tricks?