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Darwin Correspondence Project

To J. E. Gray   9 April [1871]1

Down. | Beckenham | Kent. S.E.

Ap. 9th

My dear Gray

I had heard of, & given, the case of the difference in colour of the sexes of Lemur, but I was not at all aware of the great variability of the male & stability of the female.2 Therefore many thanks.

Yours very sincerely | Ch Darwin

Footnotes

The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from J. E. Gray, 7 April 1871.
See letter from J. E. Gray, 7 April 1871 and n. 1.

Summary

Thanks for information on colour differences in sexes of Lemur.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-7670
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
John Edward Gray
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Boston Society of Natural History
Physical description
1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7670,” accessed on 26 May 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-7670

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 19

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