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Harriet Martineau
(12 Jun 1802 - 27 Jun 1876)

English scholar, writer and translator who was a friend of Charles Darwin. She published many articles and books, including topics of economics, sociology and her translations of various works by Auguste Comte.

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His subject is the “Origin of Species,” & not the origin of Organization; & it seems a needless mischief to have opened the latter speculation at all.
— Harriet Martineau
In a letter to Fannie Wedgwood (13 Mar 1860), in Harriet Martineau's Letters to Fanny Wedgwood (1983), 189.
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