Boy's Own Paper,  4 (1881–1882), 764–66.

Men Who are Talked About




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Telegraphy, Natural History, Evolution

    Short biographies of Thomas A Edison, John Lubbock, and Charles R Darwin. Notes that Edison did not possess, at the outset, the 'social and economic advantages' of Lubbock and Darwin, but succeeded 'by sheer force of indomitable perseverance'. Chooses not to adopt 'the Darwinian theory of "evolution"' but admires Darwin's 'shrewd powers of observation and industry'.

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