To James Paget 11 March 
Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.
I shd. be very glad to insert in my Chapt. on inheritance the following sentence, as it comes in well after some other facts.1 Do you object? And have I quoted the facts accurately?2 If I receive no answer I will assume that it is accurate, & that I have your permission.—
“Many persons, as I hear from Mr Paget, have two or three hairs in their eye-brows (apparently corresponding with the vibrissœ of the lower animals) much longer than the others; and even so trifling a peculiarity as this runs in families.”—
I wish I could hear of any case of inherited peculiarities in eye-lashes.—
Pray believe me | Dear Paget | Yours sincerely | Ch. Darwin
Sends a sentence, quoting JP, on inherited peculiarities in eye-brows. Asks whether he may use it in his chapter on inheritance [Variation, ch. 12].
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- Darwin, C. R.
- Paget, James
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Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5436,” accessed on 24 February 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-5436