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Darwin Correspondence Project

To W. G. Smith   6 November 1870

Down. | Beckenham | Kent. S.E.

Nov. 6th

Dear Sir

I am much obliged to you for your kindness in sending me the interesting fact communicated in your letter.1

I have not heard of any such case in the human family, but have long suspected that many grey coloured animals have thus originated.

With my best thanks, pray believe me | Dear Sir, yours faithfully | Charles Darwin


See letter from W. G. Smith, 4 November 1870.


Thanks for the information sent by WGS in his letter of 4 November 1870.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Worthington George Smith
Source of text
The British Library (Add MS 54224: 196)
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7359F,” accessed on 9 March 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 18