To Carl Vogt 7 August 1
Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.
I thank you very sincerely for your kind present of your Mémoire sur les Microcéphales, which I had intended ordering for I had received from M. de Quatrefages his report.2 I have not had time as yet to read the work, but I could not resist carefully reading the Chapter on Genèse, & it has interested me extremely,3 It is really curious how closely we have considered the same classes of facts, & have come to similar conclusions about atavism &c. The proofs of my chapter on this subject are corrected; & this I regret for your admirable illustration of the Aphis had not occurred to me, & I should have much liked to have quoted it from you.4
I am sure I shall feel deep interest in the whole work.
With my best thanks & sincere respect, I remain | Dear Sir | yours very faithfully | Charles Darwin
Thanks for CV’s Mémoire sur les microcéphales . Curious how CD and CV have come to similar conclusions about atavism.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5600,” accessed on 28 July 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-5600