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From J. D. Caton   8 October 1877

Summary

Thanks CD for acknowledging receipt of JDC’s book The antelope and deer of America [1877].

Castration suppresses deer antlers.

Author:  John Dean Caton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Oct 1877
Classmark:  DAR 161: 126
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11174

To John Dean Caton   18 September 1868

Summary

Thanks JDC for paper ["American Cervus", Trans. Ottawa Acad. Nat. Sci. (1868); read 21 May 1868].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Dean Caton
Date:  18 Sept 1868
Classmark:  DAR 143: 253
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6377

From J. D. Caton   2 [October] 1868

Summary

Observations on lateral spots on coats of two specimens of deer. PS on habits of wild and domestic turkeys.

Author:  John Dean Caton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 [Oct] 1868
Classmark:  DAR 83: 167–9, DAR 161: 125
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6488

DCP-LETT-6536

Author:  John Dean Caton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  
Classmark:  DAR 161: 125
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6536

To John Dean Caton   20 March 1869

Summary

Asks about coat colour of elk,

the mane of American bison,

and about sexual preferences of female deer.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Dean Caton
Date:  20 Mar 1869
Classmark:  DAR 143: 254
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6674

From J. D. Caton   5 May 1869

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Females have no preference for particular males in deer and elk. Observations on sexual behaviour and characteristics of elk, deer, bison, and other animals.

Author:  John Dean Caton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 May 1869
Classmark:  DAR 83: 170–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6729

To J. D. Caton   24 May 1869

Summary

Discusses secondary hoofs in antelope and deer.

Mentions tuft of hair on turkey hen.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Dean Caton
Date:  24 May 1869
Classmark:  DAR 143: 255
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6757

From John Dean Caton   17 November 1870

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Observations on winter colour of coats of male and female elk,

spots on deer,

and tuft of hair on breasts of wild female turkeys.

Author:  John Dean Caton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Nov 1870
Classmark:  DAR 83: 172–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7375

To J. D. Caton   20 July 1871

Summary

Letter of introduction for his sons [G. H. and Francis Darwin].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Dean Caton
Date:  20 July 1871
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.402)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7875
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