Sends a sentence, quoting JP, on inherited peculiarities in eye-brows. Asks whether he may use it in his chapter on inheritance [Variation, ch. 12].
Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.
``Many persons, as I hear from M
I wish I could hear of any case of inherited peculiarities in eye-lashes.—
Pray believe me | Dear Paget | Yours sincerely | Ch. Darwin
- f1 5436.f1CD wrote drafts of the chapters on inheritance for Variation (Variation 2: 1--84) between 23 January and 1 April 1863 (see `Journal' (Correspondence vol. 11, Appendix II)); the sentence appears in Variation 2: 8.
- f2 5436.f2No earlier correspondence on this subject has been found; CD apparently discussed it with Paget while he was in London in February (see letter from James Paget, 7 February 1863). See also letter from James Paget, 16 March 1863.