To W. B. Tegetmeier 25 April 1
Down. | Beckenham | Kent. S.E.
My dear Sir
A friend sent me the Field with the notice of my book: I quite understand that it would not do for the Field to enter into offensive or controversial points. Many thanks for your remarks & shd be truly grateful for any additional ones, as I well know how accurate an observer you are.—2
One other gentleman gives me his own case of beard darker than hair; but he says he has long attended to this point & is certain it is extremely rare: he says he inherits his beard from maternal side & colour of eyes & hair from paternal side.—3 I have, also, discovered my error about the platysma & corrected it.—4
From particular reason I was very glad to hear about the cowardly game cocks & shall use this little fact.—5
With thanks for your often given assistance— Believe me | Yours very faithfully | Ch Darwin
Has read the Field review of Descent ["Darwin on the descent of man", 37 (1871): 210]. Thanks WBT for his remarks.
- Letter no.
- Darwin, C. R.
- Tegetmeier, W. B.
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- Archives of The New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
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Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7713,” accessed on 11 December 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-7713