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From Friedrich Max Müller   13 October [1875]


Sends CD his answers to W. D. Whitney’s articles. Sees man as separated from other animals by the possession of language. There is no scientific evidence for even the slightest attempt at language in the higher animals, which cannot, therefore, be reasonably regarded as "stunted man". [See "In self-defence", Chips from a German workshop 4 (1875): 473–549.]

Author:  Friedrich Max Müller
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Oct [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 286
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10194

From Friedrich Max Müller   29 June 1873


Sends three lectures on the origin of human language [see 8962].

Although a "sincere admirer", he differs with CD on the relation of human to so-called animal language.

Author:  Friedrich Max Müller
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 June 1873
Classmark:  DAR 171: 284
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8957

From Friedrich Max Müller   7 January 1875


FMM discusses his reply to George Darwin’s article [see 9711].

Intends within a year to place his whole argument before CD when, he hopes, his difficulties connected with the origin of language will be carefully considered by CD.

Author:  Friedrich Max Müller
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Jan 1875
Classmark:  DAR 171: 285
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9808
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