1 July 1858: what Wallace knew; what Lyell thought he knew; what both he and Hooker took on trust; and what Charles Darwin never told them

@article{Davies20131J1,
  title={1 July 1858: what Wallace knew; what Lyell thought he knew; what both he and Hooker took on trust; and what Charles Darwin never told them},
  author={Roy Davies},
  journal={Biological Journal of The Linnean Society},
  year={2013},
  volume={109},
  pages={725-736}
}
  • R. Davies
  • Published 1 July 2013
  • History
  • Biological Journal of The Linnean Society
At the Linnean Society on 1 July 1858, Charles Lyell and Joseph Hooker, using only an extract from Charles Darwin's unpublished essay of 1844, and a copy of a recent letter to Asa Gray in Boston, argued successfully that Darwin understood how species originate long before a letter from Alfred Russel Wallace outlining his own version of the theory of evolution arrived at Darwin's home. That letter from Ternate in the Malay Archipelago, however, was not the first letter Darwin received from… 
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