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From Francis Darwin to Alphonse de Candolle   24 January 1882

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Summary

FD and CD have been interested in AdeC’s diagram for illustrating inheritance. The difficulty of estimating different qualities in oneself and others is very great. Encloses a diagram illustrating how FD compares himself with his parents. CD has filled in a comparison with his father. It shows he resembles his father more than FD resembles CD. [The qualities compared are: stature, hair, eyes, pulse, musical capacity, ability to draw, tendency toward biological sciences, tendency toward mathematical sciences, perseverence, memory, aptitude for foreign languages.]

Summary

FD and CD have been interested in AdeC’s diagram for illustrating inheritance. The difficulty of estimating different qualities in oneself and others is very great. Encloses a diagram illustrating how FD compares himself with his parents. CD has filled in a comparison with his father. It shows he resembles his father more than FD resembles CD. [The qualities compared are: stature, hair, eyes, pulse, musical capacity, ability to draw, tendency toward biological sciences, tendency toward mathematical sciences, perseverence, memory, aptitude for foreign languages.]

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-13642
From
Darwin, Francis
To
Candolle, Alphonse de
Sent from
unstated
Source of text
Roger de Candolle
Physical description
3pp diag

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 13642,” accessed on 3 December 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-13642

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