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Letter 4453

Darwin, C. R. to Newton, Alfred

6 Apr [1864]

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    CD has thrown away injured partridge's foot.

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Down Bromley | Kent.

Ap 6

My dear Sir

I am very much obliged for your kind note. After removing the earth I washed the leg   I sat down to dissect it but found myself too weak, & then I am very sorry to say I threw it away, for it never occurred to me that you or any one else cared for a critical examination of the cause of the injury.

I assure you that I regret extremely but the evil is now irremediable.

My dear Sir | yours truly obliged | Ch. Darwin

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    f1 4453.f1
    Letter from Alfred Newton, 2 April 1864.
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    f2 4453.f2
    In his letter of 2 April 1864, Newton had thanked CD for his investigation of the lump of clay that was attached to a red-legged partridge's foot, and asked that the foot be returned for an examination of the original injury.
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