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To James Shaw   20 February 1868

Dear Sir,—

I am obliged to you for your note. The subject of Right-handedness is a very curious one, but I have never attended to it, and can give you no additional facts.1

Ch. Darwin.

20th Feb. 1868.


Is obliged for note on right-handedness. The subject is a very curious one, but CD has never attended to it and can give no additional facts.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
James Shaw
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Source of text
Robert Wallace ed. 1899: lxi

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5905,” accessed on 5 August 2020,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 16