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Letter 10241

Darwin, C. R. to Galton, Francis

4 Nov [1875]

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    In London yesterday for Vivisection Commission.

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    Is revising his chapter on Pangenesis [in Variation, 2d ed.] to allow that gemmules probably multiply in the reproductive organs.

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    Notes examples of inheritance of acquired characteristics cited by Brown-Séquard.

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    Doubts that double parentage is necessary for complex organisations.

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