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To Camille Dareste   20 November 1869

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Glad Dareste is candidate for Paris Chair. No subject more important than modification of structure by direct action of changed conditions, and Dareste has thrown much light on subject. Believes monstrosities cannot be separated from slighter variations.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Gabriel-Madeleine-Camille (Camille) Dareste
Date:  20 Nov 1869
Classmark:  DAR 143: 369
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7001

From Camille Dareste   18 November [1869]

Summary

Asks CD to write a letter sponsoring him for the Chair of Comparative Physiology at Paris. There are some who do not think his work on artificial production of monstrosities belongs in physiology.

Author:  Gabriel-Madeleine-Camille (Camille) Dareste
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Nov [1869]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 45
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6994

From Camille Dareste   13 December [1869]

Summary

CD’s letter on his behalf made a great impression, but his candidacy nevertheless failed, largely owing to the hostility of Claude Bernard. CD’s opinion sustains his belief that his work will be a service to science.

Author:  Gabriel-Madeleine-Camille (Camille) Dareste
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Dec [1869]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 46
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7028
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