Joseph McCabe an Ernst Haeckel, London, 21. März 1906
16, Elm Grove,
Dear Prof. Haeckel.
Forgive my delay in acknowledging the receipt of your Generelle Morphologie. I have been absent lecturing for some time. I am very much obliged to you, & should like to see it appear in English, if it can be managed.
The biography is not out yet but will not be long now. The Entwickelungsgedanke has been well reviewed. I hope your health is still improving & that you are able to work || at your memoirs. I am sending you tomorrow a little autobiography of my own. You will see how I wasted my years in the Church when I might have been working for a degree in science.
You have probably heard of Mr. J. Butler Burke’s experiments in creating something like living things at Cambridge. He has just issued a book in which he describes them, & gives a thoroughly Monistic theory of life. It is very interesting but he lays too much stress on the nucleus from the first. Perhaps you have seen the book.
Yours very truly