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To James Brown Gibson   [after 29 June 1862]1

Sir

I hope that you will permit me to return to you my sincere & cordial thanks for the kind manner with which you have acceded to my wishes in the endeavour the endeavour to find out whether there exists any re— [between] complexion & liability & tropical diseases.—2 Without your aid nothing whatever could have been done.—

The result may not [illeg] turn out a complete failure; but I have not ventured to make my request without [mature] consideration.—

With my sincere thanks for all your kindness   I [hope] to remain | Your oblig Servt, | C. Darwin

Footnotes

Dated by the relationship to the letter from E. A. Parkes, 29 June 1862.
See letter from E. A. Parkes, 29 June 1862 . See also letter from George Busk, 1 April 1862, and letters from E. A. Parkes, 8 April 1862 and 28 April 1862.

Summary

Thanks JBG for acceding to his wishes in the endeavour to discover whether hair colour in Europeans is correlated with susceptibility to tropical diseases [see Descent 1: 244–5].

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-3361
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
James Brown Gibson
Sent from
unstated
Source of text
DAR 96: 4
Physical description
AdraftS 2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 3361,” accessed on 25 March 2019, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-3361

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 10

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