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To William Bowman   27 November [1873]1

Down, | Beckenham, Kent.

Nov. 27th

My dear Bowman

Very many thanks for your note.2 As the disease is not very rare, & as it is known to be hereditary, I will not give the case, (about which I was very doubtful) & am glad to decide in the negative. My informant has a name which could fill up one of these lines by its length, & which was the reason I did not copy it letter by letter.3

Your’s most sincerely | Ch. Darwin

Footnotes

The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from William Bowman, 26 November 1873.
Letter from William Bowman, 26 November 1873.
CD probably refers Hermanus Hartogh Heijs van Zouteveen, and his letter of 2 March 1871 (Correspondence vol. 19). See letter from William Bowman, 26 November 1873 and n. 1.

Summary

"As the disease hypermetropia is not very rare, & as it is known to be hereditary, I will not give the case (about which I was very doubtful) & am glad to decide in the negative".

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-9162
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
William Bowman
Sent from
Down
Source of text
DAR 221.5: 3
Physical description
** 1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 9162,” accessed on 11 December 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-9162

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 21

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