RECORD: Darwin, C. R. 1929. [Letter to H. B. Baildon, 1880]. In Sotheby & Co. Catalogue of valuable printed books & manuscripts…June. London, p. 169.

REVISION HISTORY: Transcribed and edited by John van Wyhe 10.2023. RN1

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The letter is given in full in Correspondence vol. 30, p. 221. The editors note "A copy of Baildon's book The spirit ofnature: being a series ofinterpretative essays on the history ofmatterfrom the atom to the flower (Baildon 1880) is in the Darwin Library–Down. Baildon's note has not been found."

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The Property of Mrs. A. Dawson, of Blackpool, Lancashire.


1017 DARWIN (Charles) A. L. s. 1 p. 8vo, Down, Jan. 9th, 1880, thanking his correspondent for his book "The Spirit of Nature": "I will read your work as soon as I have finished a book in hand"

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