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From Charles Boner   25 November [1869]

Summary

Gives account of inherited blindness in a family,

and observations contravening CD’s view in Variation that sheep and other domestic animals never run wild.

Author:  Charles Boner
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Nov [1869]
Classmark:  DAR 160: 238
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7010

From Charles Boner   [December 1869 – early January 1870]

Summary

In answer to CD’s queries, relates further details about feral sheep: they are sterile when wild, but can become tame again.

Author:  Charles Boner
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [Dec 1869 – early Jan 1870]
Classmark:  DAR 160: 237
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7017

To Charles Boner   [before 8 January 1870]

Summary

Has received [read?] CB’s two works [Chamois hunting in the mountains of Bavaria (2d ed., 1860) and Forest creatures (1871)] and has made use of them in his present book [Descent].

CB’s descriptions of the Tyrol make CD long to be "strong and young again to ramble over the mountains".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Boner
Date:  [before 8 Jan 1870]
Classmark:  Kettle ed. 1871, p. 77
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7073

From Charles Boner   8 January 1870

Summary

Is glad CD liked Chamois hunting [in Bavaria (1853, 1860)].

Regrets CD’s poor health.

Sends his book, Transylvania [1865].

Author:  Charles Boner
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Jan 1870
Classmark:  DAR 160: 239
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7074

To Charles Boner   20 January [1870]

Summary

Thanks CB for Transylvania [1865].

CD’s health has declined steadily. He must now be content to read about nature as described by CB and others.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Boner
Date:  20 Jan [1870]
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 203–204)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7083
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