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DCP-LETT-10241

To Francis Galton   4 November [1875]1

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Summary

In London yesterday for Vivisection Commission.

Is revising his chapter on Pangenesis [in Variation, 2d ed.] to allow that gemmules probably multiply in the reproductive organs.

Notes examples of inheritance of acquired characteristics cited by Brown-Séquard.

Doubts that double parentage is necessary for complex organisations.

Summary

In London yesterday for Vivisection Commission.

Is revising his chapter on Pangenesis [in Variation, 2d ed.] to allow that gemmules probably multiply in the reproductive organs.

Notes examples of inheritance of acquired characteristics cited by Brown-Séquard.

Doubts that double parentage is necessary for complex organisations.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-10241
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Galton, Francis
Sent from
Down
Source of text
UCL Library Services, Special Collections (GALTON/1/1/9/5/7/18)
Physical description
4pp

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Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 10241,” accessed on 27 September 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-10241

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