RECORD: Darwin, C. R. 1872. Bree on Darwinism. Nature. A Weekly Illustrated Journal of Science 6 (8 August): 279.
REVISION HISTORY: Scanned, OCRed, corrected and edited by John van Wyhe 2003-8, textual corrections by Sue Asscher 3.2007. RN3
Bree on Darwinism
PERMIT me to state—though the statement is almost superfluous—that Mr. Wallace, in his review of Dr. Bree's work,1 gives with perfect correctness what I intended to express, and what I believe was expressed clearly, with respect to the probable position of man in the early part of his pedigree. As I have not seen Dr. Bree's recent work, and as his letter is unintelligible to me, I cannot even conjecture how he has so completely mistaken my meaning: but, perhaps, no one who has read Mr. Wallace's article, or who has read a work formerly published by Dr. Bree on the same subject as his recent one, will be surprised at any amount of misunderstanding on his part.
1 Wallace 1872. Charles Robert Bree (1811-1886), physician, zoologist and anti-Darwinian. Bree 1872. See LL 3: 167. Raphael Meldola also replied to Bree in a letter following Darwin's. It can be read in the image view.
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