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    Charles Darwin Partial Autograph Letter Signed. One page, 4.5" x 7.25", no place; [November 1847-51]. A partial letter which appears to have been torn from a bifolium. It was originally addressed to Richard Owen and reads in full: "I had not heard before of Whewell having scolded you; I am rather glad of it, as it shows that this typical Don feels the pressure from without. - What a grand number of novelties Hooker no doubt will bring home." Signed, "C. Darwin." Verso reads "Portion of a letter Prof. R. Owen."

    According to The Darwin Correspondence Project, which has a record of this letter, it may be referring to Whewell's reaction to those who wanted to alter the curriculum at Cambridge to place greater emphasis on science. Hooker sailed to India in November of 1847. The lot is accompanied by two letters from 1984 that document the letter's loan so that it could be included in The Collected Letters of Charles Darwin.

    Condition: A few areas of dried of adhesive on verso indicating prior mounting. Lightly wrinkled and creased. Gently toned and soiled.

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