Charles Darwin an Ernst Haeckel, Down, 29. April 1879
Down, | Beckenham, Kent. | Railway Station | Orpington. S. E. R.
April 28th. 1879
My dear Häckel
I have just finished reading the English Translation (for from want of time I had deferred reading the French Translation) of your “Freedom in Science &c”, & you must let me have the pleasure of saying how much I admire the whole of it. It is a most interesting essay, & I agree with all of it. Virchow’s conduct is shameful & I hope he will someday feel shame. What an amazing Preface that by Huxley is.
With all good wishes
Yours ever sincerely