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Darwin Correspondence Project

To W. G. Smith   6 November 1870

Down. | Beckenham | Kent. S.E.

Nov. 6th

Dear Sir

I am much obliged to you for your kindness in sending me the interesting fact communicated in your letter.1

I have not heard of any such case in the human family, but have long suspected that many grey coloured animals have thus originated.

With my best thanks, pray believe me | Dear Sir, yours faithfully | Charles Darwin


See letter from W. G. Smith, 4 November 1870.


Thanks for the information sent by WGS in his letter of 4 November 1870.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Worthington George Smith
Source of text
British Library (Add 54224 f. 196)
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7359F,” accessed on 26 March 2019,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 18