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DCP-LETT-6438

To Sven Nilsson   31 October [1868]1

Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.

Oct 31st.

Dear and Honoured Sir

I am very much obliged for your great kindness in sending me the reference about the Reindeer through Dr. Hooker.2 When next in London I will consult the work, and should be grateful for any further information from you.3 You will easily perceive that what I wish to ascertain is whether there is any relation whatever between the period of development of a character and its transmission to one sex alone or to both sexes.

I have much pleasure in enclosing my photograph, & if it would not cause you too much trouble I should very much like to possess one of you, as I have a collection of the photographs of eminent naturalists.4

With the most sincere respect | I remain yours sincerely & obliged | Charles Darwin

Footnotes

1
The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from Sven Nilsson to J. D. Hooker, 25 October 1868.
2
Nilsson sent the reference through Joseph Dalton Hooker (see letter to from Sven Nilsson to J. D. Hooker, 25 October 1868).
3
Nilsson sent the reference through Joseph Dalton Hooker (see letter to from Sven Nilsson to J. D. Hooker, 25 October 1868).
4
CD’s collection of photographs of naturalists has not been found in the Darwin Archive–CUL.

Summary

Thanks SN for the reference about the reindeer, received via Hooker.

CD wishes to ascertain whether there is any relation between the period of development of a character and its transmission to one sex alone.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-6438
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Nilsson, Sven
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Lund University Library (Sven Nilsson papers)
Physical description
2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 6438,” accessed on 27 August 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-6438

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