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Letter 7510

Haeckel, E. P. A. to Darwin, C. R.

24 Feb 1871

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    Received copy of Descent.

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    Discusses CD's comments on EH's work.

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    Speculates about reception by press and scientists.

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    Remarks on sexual selection;

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    on human relationship to catarrhine apes.

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    Has rejected offer of chair at Vienna.

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    Compares Jena to Down.

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    Describes growth of his salary.

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    Mentions birth of Emma Haeckel.

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    A. M. Norman's collection of calcareous sponges is very valuable.

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