The Life And Letters Of Charles Darwin (Volume 2); Including An Autobiographical Chapter

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CHAPTER IV. THE WRITING OF THE 'ORIGIN OF SPECIES. JUNE 18, 1858, TO NOVEMBER 1859. [THE letters given in the present chapter tell their story with sufficient clearness, and need but a few words of explanation. Mr. Wallace's ...
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CHAPTER IV. THE WRITING OF THE 'ORIGIN OF SPECIES. JUNE 18, 1858, TO NOVEMBER 1859. [THE letters given in the present chapter tell their story with sufficient clearness, and need but a few words of explanation. Mr. Wallace's Essay, referred to in the first letter, bore the title, ' On the Tendency of Varieties to depart indefinitely from the Original Type," and was published in the Linnean Society's 'Journal' (1858, vol. iii. p. 53) as part of the joint paper of " Messrs. C. Darwin and A. Wallace," of which the full title was ' On the Tendency of Species to form Varieties ; and on the Perpetuation of Varieties and Species by Natural Means of Selection.' My father's contribution to the paper consisted of (1) Extracts from the sketch of 1844; (2) part of a letter addressed to Dr.. Asa Gray, dated September 5, 1857, and which is given at p. 120. The paper was "communicated" to the Society by Sir Charles Lyell and Sir Joseph Hooker, in whose prefatory letter, a clear account of the circumstances of the case is given. Referring to Mr. Wallace's Essay, they wrote:— "So highly did Mr. Darwin appreciate the value of the views therein set forth, that he proposed, in a letter to Sir Charles Lyell, to obtain Mr. Wallace's consent to allow the Essay to be published as soon as possible. Of this step we highly approved, provided Mr. Darwin did not withhold from the public, as he was strongly inclined to do (in favour ofMr. Wallace), the memoir which he had himself written on the same subject, and which, as before stated, one of us had perused in 1844, and the contents of which we had both of us been privy to for many years. On representing this to Mr. Darwin, he gave us permission to make what use we thought proper of his memoir,
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  • ISBN-13: 9781234962319
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 1/3/2012
  • Pages: 178
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.38 (d)

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CHAPTER IV. THE WRITING OF THE 'ORIGIN OF SPECIES. JUNE 18, 1858, TO NOVEMBER 1859. [THE letters given in the present chapter tell their story with sufficient clearness, and need but a few words of explanation. Mr. Wallace's Essay, referred to in the first letter, bore the title, ' On the Tendency of Varieties to depart indefinitely from the Original Type," and was published in the Linnean Society's 'Journal' (1858, vol. iii. p. 53) as part of the joint paper of " Messrs. C. Darwin and A. Wallace," of which the full title was ' On the Tendency of Species to form Varieties ; and on the Perpetuation of Varieties and Species by Natural Means of Selection.' My father's contribution to the paper consisted of (1) Extracts from the sketch of 1844; (2) part of a letter addressed to Dr.. Asa Gray, dated September 5, 1857, and which is given at p. 120. The paper was "communicated" to the Society by Sir Charles Lyell and Sir Joseph Hooker, in whose prefatory letter, a clear account of the circumstances of the case is given. Referring to Mr. Wallace's Essay, they wrote: "So highly did Mr. Darwin appreciate the value of the views therein set forth, that he proposed, in a letter to Sir Charles Lyell, to obtain Mr. Wallace's consent to allow the Essay to be published as soon as possible. Of this step we highly approved, provided Mr. Darwin did not withhold from the public, as he was strongly inclined to do (in favour ofMr. Wallace), the memoir which he had himself written on the same subject, and which, as before stated, one of us had perused in 1844, and the contents of which we had both of us been privy to for many years. On representing this to Mr. Darwin, he gave us permission to makewhat use we thought proper of his memoir,
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