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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-10912

To Ernst Krause   25 March 1877

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Summary

Thanks for EK’s book [Werden und Vergehen (1876)].

Regrets he cannot write for EK’s journal, but his son, Francis, may do so.

Suggests EK as editor urge on readers [of Kosmos] the investigation of the causes of variability; why, for instance, do wild Pampas cattle change colour when domesticated? Thinks experiments and observations on recently domesticated animals and cultivated plants would throw light on the subject.

Summary

Thanks for EK’s book [Werden und Vergehen (1876)].

Regrets he cannot write for EK’s journal, but his son, Francis, may do so.

Suggests EK as editor urge on readers [of Kosmos] the investigation of the causes of variability; why, for instance, do wild Pampas cattle change colour when domesticated? Thinks experiments and observations on recently domesticated animals and cultivated plants would throw light on the subject.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-10912
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Krause, E. L.
Sent from
Down
Source of text
The Huntington Library (HM 36172-36216)
Physical description
5pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 10912,” accessed on 30 August 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-10912

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