To James Paget [15 October–19 November 1859]1
Well Terrace | Ilkley, Otley, | Yorkshire
Your kind note of the 9th has been forwarded to me here,2 where I am hydropathising & trying to resuscitate my health.
It was extremely kind in you to bear in mind my strong wish to learn any facts on inheritance at corresponding ages,3 & on correlation of growth.—4
Your case of teeth affected by syphilitic parents seems very curious; & whenever in the winter, we meet, I shd very much like to hear a few particulars, but I would not any account wish you to take the trouble of writing them down.—
With very sincere thanks, Believe me Yours very truly | C. Darwin
Thanks JP for bearing in mind his strong wish to learn any facts on inheritance at corresponding ages, and on correlation of growth.
JP’s case of teeth affected by syphilitic parents seems very curious. Would like to hear a few particulars when they meet.
- pathology, disease
- structural characters
- theory (including philosophy)
- time and age (‘organic’ time)
- young, offspring
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 2500,” accessed on 1 October 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-2500