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Letter 10594

Darwin, C. R. to Steenstrup, J. J. S.

11 Sept 1876


Thanks JS for three essays. Has read with great interest the essay on the basking shark ["Sur les appareils tamiseurs ou fanons branchiaux du Pélerin", Kjo|benhaven Oversigt (1873): 47–66]. The explanation that the comb-like structures are of the nature of teeth is a “most wonderful case”.

Sends his photograph.


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