RECORD: Darwin, C. R. 1883. [Purported remark on Margaret Oliphant.] Shields Daily Gazette (16 January).

REVISION HISTORY: Transcribed by John van Wyhe 12.2019. RN1

NOTE: Margaret Oliphant (1828-1897), Scottish novelist.


It is perhaps not generally known that the late Mr Charles Darwin never ceased to read this charming authoress's stories, and seldom closed one without the remark that "people do not quite appreciate Mrs Oliphant yet."

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