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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-588

From William Darwin Fox [1 June 1846]1

with creatures of all kinds. The Geese decidedly take more after the Swan Goose Gander than the common mother.

Pray remember me most kindly to Mrs Darwin— Remind the children that they have a cousin & Believe me— Ever yours affecly W D Fox

CD annotations

Verso of note: ‘Subsequently Fox tells me that all his Hybrids are exactly like each other.—’2 ink

Footnotes

1
The date is provided by a slip in DAR 205.7 (2): 209, headed ‘W. D. Fox, 1 June 1846’, in which CD noted the details of the crosses mentioned in the letter. CD had several years earlier asked Fox for information on geese hybrids. See Correspondence vol. 2, letter from W. D. Fox, [c. November 1838].
2
In his species book, in a discussion of the hybrids of different breeds of geese, CD stated that ‘the Rev W. D. Fox informs me that in some other hybrids which he had seen there was considerable diversity in the degree of resemblance to either parent goose.’ (Natural selection, p. 453).

Summary

Hybrid geese.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-588
From
Fox, W. D.
To
Darwin, C. R.
Sent from
unstated
Source of text
DAR 205.7 (Letters)
Physical description
1p inc †

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 588,” accessed on 26 July 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-588

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