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From T. W. Clarke   12 January 1876

Thos’: Wm’: Clarke, | 29 Pemberton Square, | Boston,

Jan. 12 1876

Chas. Darwin Esq. | Care of Secretary | Royal Society | London | England.

Dear Sir,

In your studies of Expression in man & animals1 you have omitted a source of material, which the enclosed will doubtless suggest. It is the photographers failures with children’s pictures. I enclose two photographs of my little boy 3 ys old, failures which I have had printed for your inspection on this point   The story of the photographer is on the back of each

Very Respy | Thos: Wm: Clarke

[Enclosure 1]

[DIAG HERE]

1

Jan. 8. 1876

Thomas Wm Clarke Jr 3 yrs old hearing the photographer’s story of the little girl who sewed her finger on a sewing machine, he having had the same experience shortly before

[Enclosure 2]

[DIAG HERE]

2

Jan. 8. 1876

Thomas Wm Clarke Jr 3 yrs old hearing the photographers story of a comical dog & his antics and tricks himself being acquainted with many dogs & having fondness for them.

CD annotations

Verso of letter: ‘2 photos: | Child of 3 yrs | 1/ sympathetically pained | 2/ amused by a story.’ pencil

Footnotes

Bibliography

Expression: The expression of the emotions in man and animals. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1872.

Summary

Two photographs of T. W. Clarke, Jr, aged three, offered as examples of expression.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-10355
From
Thomas William Clarke
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Boston Mass.
Source of text
DAR 161: 170
Physical description
1p †, 2 photos

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 10355,” accessed on 21 January 2021, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-10355.xml

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 24

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