RECORD: Darwin, C. R. 1871. A new view of Darwinism. Nature. A Weekly Illustrated Journal of Science 4 (6 July): 180-181.
REVISION HISTORY: Scanned, OCRed, corrected and edited by John van Wyhe 2003-8. RN3
A New View of Darwinism
I AM much obliged to Mr. Howorth1 for his courteous expressions towards me in the letter in your last number. If he will be
so good as to look at p. 111 and p. 148, vol. ii. of my "Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication," he will find a good many facts and a discussion on the fertility and sterility of organisms from increased food and other causes. He will see my reasons for disagreeing with Mr. Doubleday,2 whose work I carefully read many years ago.
Down, Beckenham, Kent, July, 1
1 Henry Hoyle Howorth (1842-1923), geologist and naturalist. Howorth 1871a.
2 Henry Doubleday (1808-1875), entomologist, ornithologist and Quaker. Doubleday 1842.
[A longer letter by A. R. Wallace follows Darwin's on the same topic. It can be read in the image view.] Howorth replied to both letters in Howarth 1871b.
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