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From G. H. Darwin   [after 28 March 1876]

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Personal news – is unwell.

Mentions "Twin-papers" ["Short notes on heredity, etc., in twins", J. Anthropol. Inst. 5 (1876): 324–9] sent by Galton.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 28 Mar 1876]
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 50
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10242

From Robert Bell   28 March 1876

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Encloses letter printed in the Toronto Globe about the discovery on Prince Edward Island of a skeleton of a tailed man.

Author:  Robert Bell
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Mar 1876
Classmark:  DAR 160: 127
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10432

To Axel Blytt   28 March 1876

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Thanks AB for his paper on the Norwegian flora ["Forsög til en Theori om Invandringen af Norges Flora", Nyt Mag. Naturvidensk. 21 (1876): 279–362]. Appears to CD to be the most important contribution towards understanding the present distribution of plants since Edward Forbes’s essay on the effects of the glacial period ["On the connexion between the distribution of existing fauna and flora of the British Isles and the geological changes which have affected their area", Mem. Geol. Surv. Engl. & Wales 1 (1846): 336–432].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Axel Gudbrand (Axel) Blytt
Date:  28 Mar 1876
Classmark:  Det Kongelige Bibliotek, Copenhagen
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10433

To Lawson Tait   28 March 1876

Summary

James Paget’s scepticism about regrowth of digits. Suggests RLT experiment with amputation of digits, both extra and normal, of kittens and fowls. Fears they will fail to regrow, but, if regrowth is proved, it will be an important discovery.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Date:  28 Mar 1876
Classmark:  Roy Davids Ltd (dealer) (1996)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10434

From F. J. Cohn   28 March 1876

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Has had doctoral student [Alexander Fraustadt] working on the physiology and chemistry (i.e., chlorophyll and starch distribution) and comparative anatomy of Dionaea.

Author:  Ferdinand Julius Cohn
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Mar 1876
Classmark:  DAR 161: 201
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10435
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Darwin in public and private

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Extracts from Darwin's published works, in particular Descent of man, and selected letters, explore Darwin's views on the operation of sexual selection in humans, and both his publicly and privately expressed views on its practical implications…

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  • … to the peahen.”   Descent (1871), vol. 2, pp. 328 – 329. 7) “In order that woman should …

Eliza Burt Gamble

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Women have interpreted and applied evolutionary theory in arguments about women’s nature for over a century. Eliza Burt Gamble (1841-1920) was a pioneer in this endeavor. Gamble was an advocate of the Woman Movement, a mother, a writer, and a teacher from…

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  • … Relation to Sex , Vol. II (London: John Murray, 1871), 328, 327, The Complete Work of Charles …

Darwin’s reading notebooks

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In April 1838, Darwin began recording the titles of books he had read and the books he wished to read in Notebook C (Notebooks, pp. 319–28). In 1839, these lists were copied and continued in separate notebooks. The first of these reading notebooks (DAR 119…

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  • … of   the   Royal Agricultural Society of England  2: 3–28. [Darwin Pamphlet Collection.] 119: …
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