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To J. D. Baldwin   21 January [1873]

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Discusses JDB’s views on the spread of human-like creatures across the world, and the development of language.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Denison Baldwin
Date:  21 Jan [1873]
Classmark:  Steven S. Raab Autographs (September 2001) (dealer)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8746F

From J. D. Baldwin   4 January 1873

Summary

Has studied CD’s books and accepts evolution without giving up belief in creation of first forms.

On theory in Descent, suggests offspring of the original [human] progenitor dispersed before a human stage arrived at; this would account for races and languages with no discernible common origin.

Author:  John Denison Baldwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Jan 1873
Classmark:  DAR 160: 21
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8725
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