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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-6650

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

1
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’.
2
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.
3
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 27 September 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-6650

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