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From James Samuelson   8 April 1866


Pleased CD does not consider review of his works prejudiced [Anon., "Darwin and his teachings", Q. J. Sci. 3 (1866): 151–76].

Supports gradual development of species over time.

Confused by the metaphysical view implied in the analogy between a creative power that has made new species and artificial selection governed by human reason (Origin, 3d ed., p. 492).

Doubts natural selection.

Cites his discussion of the origin of Infusoria [Proc. R. Soc. Lond. 14 (1865): 546–7].

Author:  James Samuelson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Apr 1866
Classmark:  DAR 177: 27
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5049

From James Samuelson   10 April 1868


Corrects errors of detail in Variation.

Author:  James Samuelson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Apr 1868
Classmark:  DAR 177: 28
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6110
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