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From George Maw   1 June 1865

Summary

Reports a monstrous pig that looks like an elephant. It was born of a pregnant sow which had been frightened by a circus elephant. He offers the monster, which died at birth, to any London museum.

Author:  George Maw
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 June 1865
Classmark:  DAR 171: 100
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4847

To George Maw   4 June [1865]

Summary

Believes GM’s reported monstrosity is not rare. Does not believe it resulted from the effect of the imagination of the mother on her offspring.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Maw
Date:  4 June [1865]
Classmark:  Royal Horticultural Society, Lindley Library (MAW/1/12)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4853
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