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To Alfred Espinas   [before 1 July 1877]


As AE hardly admits evolution, they view all subjects differently.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Victor (Alfred) Espinas
Date:  [before 1 July 1877]
Classmark:  Darwin Library–CUL: tipped into Espinas 1877
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11027

From Alfred Espinas   March 1872


AE, philosophy professor, is disposed to accept natural selection, but argues that it lacks direction. Suggests that direction would be given if one assumed the appearance of multiple advantageous traits in a single individual. Cites Herbert Spencer, Rudolf Virchow, Claude Bernard, and Carl Vogt.

Author:  Alfred Victor (Alfred) Espinas
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  Mar 1872
Classmark:  DAR 163: 33
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8231

From Alfred Espinas   1 July 1877


On painful state of CD’s reception in France.

Author:  Alfred Victor (Alfred) Espinas
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 July 1877
Classmark:  DAR 163: 34
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11030
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Darwin, C. R.[X]
Espinas, Alfred[X]
1872 (1)
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