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From T. W. Higginson   30 March 1873


Pleased CD enjoyed his book [Outdoor papers (1871)].

Rejoices at CD’s kindly feelings toward the coloured race.

The Index is in financial trouble due to F. E. Abbot’s unworldliness.

Agassiz is setting up a summer school for natural history off the Massachusetts coast. His pupils develop more liberal scientific opinions than Agassiz’s.

Encloses some notes on expression.

Author:  Thomas Wentworth Higginson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Mar 1873
Classmark:  DAR 166: 198
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8830

To Marian Evans   30 March [1873]


Asks whether the Litchfields may call on her. "My wife complains that she has been very badly treated and that I ought to have asked permission for her to call on you with me when we next come to London: but I tell her that I still have some shreds of modesty."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Marian (Mary Anne) Evans
Date:  30 Mar [1873]
Classmark:  Armacost Library, University of Redlands, California
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8831
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