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To Samuel Butler   30 September [1865]

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Thanks SB for his Evidence [for the resurrection of Jesus Christ (1865)], the main argument of which is new to CD. He particularly agrees with the preface.

Has been confined to his bedroom for the last five months.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Samuel Butler
Date:  30 Sept [1865]
Classmark:  The British Library (Add MS 34486 D ff. 58–9)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4902

To Samuel Butler   6 October [1865]

Summary

Thanks SB for letter of 1 October.

Returns the printed letter in which SB replied to the Bishop [of Wellington, N. Z.]; it amused him.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Samuel Butler
Date:  6 Oct [1865]
Classmark:  The British Library (Add MS 34486 D ff. 56–7)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4911

From Samuel Butler   1 October 1865

Summary

Autobiographical letter describing how, when he could not conscientiously take orders, he went to New Zealand and has now returned to England to study art.

Fascinated and delighted by Origin

and is pleased that his pamphlet [Evidence for the resurrection of Jesus Christ] pleases CD.

Author:  Samuel Butler
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Oct 1865
Classmark:  DAR 106: A1–2; Butler 1923, pp. 198–201
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4904
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