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To John Crawfurd   25 March [1861]


Asks for information about JC’s essay, "On the relation of the domesticated animals to civilisation" [read at BAAS meeting 1859].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Crawfurd
Date:  25 Mar [1861]
Classmark:  Sotheby’s (dealers) (8 December 1999)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13786

To John Crawfurd   7 April 1861


Thanks JC for pamphlets.

"I do not believe in Metempsychosis nor in Genesis – & you are growing so orthodox, that you will end your days, I believe, in believing in the Tower of Babel–."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Crawfurd
Date:  7 Apr 1861
Classmark:  DAR 143
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3114

From John Crawfurd to E. A. Darwin   7 August 1863


Forwards an enclosure for CD, at Archdeacon John Sinclair’s request [extract from J. Sinclair’s Life and works of Sir John Sinclair (1837) 2: 83–5], showing how Dr Erasmus Darwin anticipated Justus von Liebig [in recognising the importance of phosphorus-rich manures].

Author:  John Crawfurd
Addressee:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Date:  7 Aug 1863
Classmark:  DAR 161: 237, 237/1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4880
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