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Coleridge, Samuel Taylor; Darwin, Charles Robert; Evolutionary Theory; Lamarck, Chevalier De; Priestley, Joseph; Rousseau, Jean-Jacques.

Bibliography

For material bearing on the once notorious controversy between Charles Darwin and Samuel Butler, in which the assessment of Erasmus Darwin's ideas played a part, see Charles Darwin, Life of Erasmus Darwin: An Introduction to an Essay on His Works by Ernst Krause (London, 1879), and Samuel Butler, Evolution, Old and New (London, 1879), Chs. 12–14. The complex story of the controversy is given in the complete edition of The Autobiography of Charles Darwin, edited by Nora Barlow (London, 1958), Appendix, Part 2, pp. 167–219.

See also Hesketh Pearson, Doctor Darwin: A Biography (London: Dent, 1930), and Desmond King-Hele, Erasmus Darwin (New York: Scribners, 1964).

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