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Darwin Correspondence Project

From J. C. Douglas   14 February 1875

The transcript of this letter is not yet available online.

Summary

Sends observations inspired by reading CD’s works.

Animal showing teeth an indication of pleasure, connected with sexual instinct.

Infant feet will curl around an object placed on the sole, indicating a primitive prehensile function.

Effects of climate on man’s physical countenance evidenced in similarity of N. American Indians and Yankees.

Summary

Sends observations inspired by reading CD’s works.

Animal showing teeth an indication of pleasure, connected with sexual instinct.

Infant feet will curl around an object placed on the sole, indicating a primitive prehensile function.

Effects of climate on man’s physical countenance evidenced in similarity of N. American Indians and Yankees.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-9855
From
John Christie Douglas
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Calcutta
Source of text
DAR 162: 239
Physical description
6pp damaged †

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 9855,” accessed on 17 November 2018, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-9855

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 23

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