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Darwin Correspondence Project

To Alfred Newton   12 March [1874]

The transcript of this letter is not yet available online.

Summary

Cannot answer AN’s questions about Origin; it would take weeks to find the references. Assures AN he stated nothing without an authority he thought good.

Feels sure missel thrushes have increased in number since his youth. Starlings have also increased astonishingly in Kent. "How inexplicable most of these cases are".

In a P.S. remembers his source for statement about increase of missel thrushes in Origin.

Summary

Cannot answer AN’s questions about Origin; it would take weeks to find the references. Assures AN he stated nothing without an authority he thought good.

Feels sure missel thrushes have increased in number since his youth. Starlings have also increased astonishingly in Kent. "How inexplicable most of these cases are".

In a P.S. remembers his source for statement about increase of missel thrushes in Origin.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-9354
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
Alfred Newton
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Balfour Library, University of Cambridge (held at CUL: Add. 9839/ID/61)
Physical description
4pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 9354,” accessed on 23 May 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-9354

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 22

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