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Darwin Correspondence Project

From James Paget   18 November 1879

1, Harewood Place, | Hanover Square. | W.

Novr. 18. 1879.

My dear Darwin

I thank you very much for giving me the Life of your Grandfather.—1 It is intensely interesting, not only as the history of a very rare life and the evidence of a greatness of mental power only now fairly estimated, but as an unmatched illustration of the transmission of intellectual tendency as well as intellectual strength—

May the like transmission be continued through yet many generations!

Sincerely your’s | James Paget.

Footnotes

Paget’s name is on CD’s presentation list for Erasmus Darwin (Appendix IV).

Summary

Thanks for Erasmus Darwin. It is a rare life and an unmatched illustration of the transmission of intellectual strength.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-12328
From
James Paget, 1st baronet
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
London, Harewood Place, 1
Source of text
DAR 174: 11
Physical description
2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 12328,” accessed on 1 December 2021, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/?docId=letters/DCP-LETT-12328.xml

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