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Darwin Correspondence Project

From Alfred Newton   13 March 1874

The transcript of this letter is not yet available online.

Summary

Wishes CD could publish Origin with footnotes.

Increases in bird populations: starlings are increasing, but AN cannot give reason; mistletoe-thrush increasing but not ousting song-thrush. Doubts trustworthiness of [George?] Edwards, CD’s authority in Origin on this matter [see Origin, 6th ed., p. 59].

AN opposed to bird protection legislation to prohibit egging. Argues egging does not decrease number of birds.

Summary

Wishes CD could publish Origin with footnotes.

Increases in bird populations: starlings are increasing, but AN cannot give reason; mistletoe-thrush increasing but not ousting song-thrush. Doubts trustworthiness of [George?] Edwards, CD’s authority in Origin on this matter [see Origin, 6th ed., p. 59].

AN opposed to bird protection legislation to prohibit egging. Argues egging does not decrease number of birds.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-9358
From
Alfred Newton
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Magdalene College, Cambridge
Source of text
DAR 172: 50
Physical description
8pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 9358,” accessed on 18 February 2019, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-9358

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

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