RECORD: Ruskin, John. [1837]. [Recollection of Darwin]. In: Collingwood, W. G. 1902. The life of John Ruskin. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, p. 61.

REVISION HISTORY: Text prepared by Kees Rookmaaker 11.2010. RN1

NOTE: This recollection is reprinted in Thomas Glick, What about Darwin? Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press 2010.

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[A letter to his father, 22 April 1837] While we were sitting over our wine after dinner, in came Dr. [Charles G. B.] Daubeny, one of the most celebrated geologists of the day—a curious little animal, looking through its spectacles with an air very distinguée — and Mr. Darwin, whom I had heard read a paper at the Geological Society. He and I got together, and talked all the evening.

John Ruskin (1819-1900), English essayist and critic.

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