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Darwin Correspondence Project

To Thomas Woolner   10 March [1870]1

Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E. [6 Queen Anne Street]

March 10th

My dear Mr Woolner

Very many thanks for the drawing: it does excellently.—2 The “Woolnerian tip” is worth anything to me.—3

Yours very sincerely | Ch Darwin

Footnotes

The year is established by the relationship between this letter and a note in DAR 80: B113 dated ‘March 7 (70)’: ‘W. has seen the tips in women & men. When he was making his figure of Puck he went to Z garden and made drawings of ears of monkeys & shortly afterwards he saw a man with tip & instantly recognized their signification’.
Woolner’s drawing of a human ear showing the unusual feature of a pointed tip (‘Woolner’s tip’) on the outer ear projecting from the inwardly folded margin is in DAR 80: B120.
CD reproduced the drawing and discussed the feature in Descent 1: 22–3.

Summary

Thanks for drawing. ‘The "Woolnerian tip" is worth anything to me.’

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-6650
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Woolner, Thomas
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Bodleian Library
Physical description
1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 6650,” accessed on 9 December 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-6650

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