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Sir Ray Lankester and Karl Marx

The death of Sir Edwin Ray Lankester called forth the following letter, written by Max Beer and published in the Daily Herald on August 20th :—

  It may interest your readers to learn that Sir E. Ray Lankester was, at the beginning of the ‘eighties, an admirer of Karl Marx.
In the archives of the German Social Democracy there are some letters of his to the author of Das Kapital. He was one of the dozen mourners who, in March, 1883, followed the hearse of Marx from Haverhill to Highgate Cemetery.