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Letter 10912

Darwin, C. R. to Krause, E. L.

25 Mar 1877

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    Thanks for EK's book [Werden und Vergehen (1876)].

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    Regrets he cannot write for EK's journal, but his son, Francis, may do so.

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    Suggests EK as editor urge on readers [of Kosmos] the investigation of the causes of variability; why, for instance, do wild Pampas cattle change colour when domesticated? Thinks experiments and observations on recently domesticated animals and cultivated plants would throw light on the subject.

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