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To A. C. Ramsay   23 February [1860]

Summary

Pleased ACR likes Origin. Every geological believer is most important. A long, stiff battle is ahead for the new doctrine.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Andrew Crombie Ramsay
Date:  23 Feb [1860]
Classmark:  DAR 261.9: 2 (EH 88205975)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2711

From Andrew Crombie Ramsay   21 February 1860

Summary

ACR has for years had a belief in mutability and transmutation of species, prompted by disputes over the nature of species and varieties, and the existence of representative species in space and in the geological record. Could not accept a Creator employing small miracles to make species differ just a little between formations. Has maintained that one would not expect to find fine gradations between forms in the fossil record, but only representatives of very populous forms. [See 2711.]

Author:  Andrew Crombie Ramsay
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Feb 1860
Classmark:  Kinnordy MS, Charles Lyell’s journal V, pp. 112–16
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2706A
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