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Letter 9354

Darwin, C. R. to Newton, Alfred

12 Mar [1874]

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    Cannot answer AN's questions about Origin; it would take weeks to find the references. Assures AN he stated nothing without an authority he thought good.

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    Feels sure missel thrushes have increased in number since his youth. Starlings have also increased astonishingly in Kent. "How inexplicable most of these cases are".

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    In a P.S. remembers his source for statement about increase of missel thrushes in Origin.


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