RECORD: Darwin, C. R. 'Forbes thinks law, that where genus arises, there it will die' (nd) CUL-DAR205.5.103 Transcribed by Kees Rookmaaker (Darwin Online,

REVISION HISTORY: Transcribed by Kees Rookmaaker, corrections by John van Wyhe 11.2010. RN1

NOTE: Editorial symbols used in the transcription:
[some text] 'some text' is an editorial insertion
[some text] 'some text' is the conjectured reading of an ambiguous word or passage
[some text] 'some text' is a description of a word or passage that cannot be transcribed
< > word(s) destroyed
<some text> 'some text' is a description of a destroyed word or passage
Text in small red font is a hyperlink or notes added by the editors.

Reproduced with permission of the Syndics of Cambridge University Library and William Huxley Darwin.


Forbes thinks law, that where genus arises, there it will die, because where it arose conditions best adapted — (how wonderfully agrees with my views) — hence Africa or India birth-place of Elephant — will publish on this —

This document has been accessed 1350 times

Return to homepage

Citation: John van Wyhe, editor. 2002-. The Complete Work of Charles Darwin Online. (

File last updated 2 July, 2012