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Letter 4456

Newton, Alfred to Darwin, C. R.

7 Apr 1864

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    CD need not worry about having discarded the partridge's foot.


Magdalene College, | Cambridge.

7 April 1864.

My dear Sir,

It seems to me it mattered very little as far as the great question is concerned how the Partridge received the injury. Therefore pray spare your regrets at having thrown away the leg— I dare say Mr. Buckland has ``other fish to fry''—or rather hatch—and is sufficiently well occupied.

I was very glad to hear from Mr. Wallace a few days ago that your medical attendants were sanguine as to your speedy and complete recovery— That such may be the case is the sincere wish of | Yours very truly | Alfred Newton

Charles Darwin Esq. F.R.S.

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    f1 4456.f1
    See letter to Alfred Newton, 6 April [1864].
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    See letter from Alfred Newton, 2 April 1864. Francis Trevelyan Buckland was studying British salmon fisheries, and had recently published a book titled Fish hatching (Buckland 1863, DNB); see also Correspondence vol. 11, letter from F. T. Buckland, [before 1 February 1863] and n. 2.
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    Alfred Russel Wallace.
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