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To Francis Galton   8 November [1872]

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Rabbits’ coats true in character. If the next ones are true, it is superfluous to keep trying.

Does not know why crying children rub eyes with knuckles.

Mentions FG’s article on prayer ["Statistical inquiries into the efficacy of prayer", Fortn. Rev. n.s. 12 (1872): 125–35].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Galton
Date:  8 Nov [1872]
Classmark:  UCL Library Services, Special Collections (GALTON/1/1/9/5/7/12)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8608

From J. D. Hooker   8 November 1872

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Has been asked to take shares in the Artizans’ Dwellings Co., in which CD is a shareholder. If it is really a project for public good, he would be glad to be associated.

Owen has answered his letter in Nature [7 (1872): 5–7].

A letter from Tyndall [from America] was read at the X Club.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Nov 1872
Classmark:  DAR 103: 130–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8609

From J. D. Hooker   8 November 1872

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Writes, as a P.S. to his previous letter, stating his friends have advised him not to answer Owen’s attack.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Nov 1872
Classmark:  DAR 103: 133–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8610

From A. J. Cupples to Emma Darwin   8 November [1872]

Summary

Accounts of dogs that howl to music; their expression whilst so doing.

Author:  Anne Jane Cupples
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  8 Nov [1872]
Classmark:  DAR 161: 281
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8611

From S. H. Haliburton   8 November [1872]

Summary

Thanks for CD’s photograph, which recalls the Charles Darwin of olden days.

Author:  Sarah Harriet Mostyn Owen; Sarah Harriet Williams; Sarah Harriet Haliburton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Nov [1872]
Classmark:  DAR 166: 86
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8612

To W. W. Baxter?   8 November [1872–4]

Summary

Orders enema.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Walmisley Baxter
Date:  8 Nov [1872-4]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.410)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8613
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