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To F. W. Harmer   29 August 1872

Summary

Explains that William Penman Lyon has misquoted CD in Lyon [1871].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Frederic William Harmer
Date:  29 Aug 1872
Classmark:  Ipswich Museum (IPSMG: R.1924-134)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8490F

From F. W. Harmer   28 August 1872

Summary

Has entered a newspaper controversy with W. P. Lyon [Homo versus Darwin (1872)] who ascribes to CD the saying "natural selection is a kind of god that never slumbers nor sleeps". FWH does not believe CD made this statement.

Author:  Frederic William Harmer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Aug 1872
Classmark:  DAR 166: 102
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8490

From F. W. Harmer   31 August 1872

Summary

He became entrapped in the W. Lyon controversy by defending CD against Frederic Bateman of Norwich.

As a religious man, FWH wants to apologise for the attacks CD has suffered in the name of religion.

Author:  Frederic William Harmer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 Aug 1872
Classmark:  DAR 166: 103
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8499
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