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Letter 6438

Darwin, C. R. to Nilsson, Sven

31 Oct [1868]

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    Thanks SN for the reference about the reindeer, received via Hooker.

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    CD wishes to ascertain whether there is any relation between the period of development of a character and its transmission to one sex alone.

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Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.

Oct 31st.

Dear and Honoured Sir

I am very much obliged for your great kindness in sending me the reference about the Reindeer through Dr. Hooker. When next in London I will consult the work, and should be grateful for any further information from you. You will easily perceive that what I wish to ascertain is whether there is any relation whatever between the period of development of a character and its transmission to one sex alone or to both sexes.

I have much pleasure in enclosing my photograph, & if it would not cause you too much trouble I should very much like to possess one of you, as I have a collection of the photographs of eminent naturalists.

With the most sincere respect | I remain yours sincerely & obliged | Charles Darwin

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    f1 6438.f1
    The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from Sven Nilsson to J. D. Hooker, 25 October 1868.
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    f2 6438.f2
    Nilsson sent the reference through Joseph Dalton Hooker (see letter to from Sven Nilsson to J. D. Hooker, 25 October 1868).
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    f3 6438.f3
    CD's collection of photographs of naturalists has not been found in the Darwin Archive--CUL.
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