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Letter 7520A

Darwin, C. R. to Darwin, Francis

[28 Feb 1871]

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    Says Descent is "selling like Mad.––" Murray will print another 1500 or 2000 copies. Has received £630 for the 2500.

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    On Monday he visited Mivart, who is a charming man.

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    He seemed to be taken aback by CD's points about the larynx and giraffe.

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    [See 7507 and 7519.]

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    He seemed to have forgotten CD's argument regarding the formation of the greyhound.

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    Discussed the larynx and the silence of the Cetaceans.

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    If FD mentions any of this to [Marlborough Robert] Pryor, ask him not to mention it to anyone else "as it is perhaps rather a breach of confidence to repeat even to friends private conversation."

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