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Darwin Correspondence Project

To Hermann Müller   9 October 1868

Down, Bromley, Kent

Oct: 9. 1868.

My dear Sir

⁠⟨⁠missing text?⁠⟩⁠

I am pleased that you say a few good words for pangenesis, for this hypothesis has had few friends.1 Your brother, who would be one of the best judges in the world, seems very doubtful.2 It has certainly cleared my mind and shown me the connection between various classes of facts in a surprising and satisfactory manner. ⁠⟨⁠missing text?⁠⟩⁠

Yours very faithfully | Charles Darwin


No letter from Hermann Müller discussing CD’s hypothesis of pangenesis, presented in Variation 2: 357–404, has been found.


Variation: The variation of animals and plants under domestication. By Charles Darwin. 2 vols. London: John Murray. 1868.


Pleased HM says good words for Pangenesis.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Heinrich Ludwig Hermann (Hermann) Müller
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Source of text
DAR 146: 431
Physical description
1p inc

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 6415,” accessed on 28 November 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 16