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From John Michels   3 May 1870

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Sends drawings of atypical Geranium and honeysuckle pollen-grains. Would they produce variation in seedlings?

Author:  John Michels
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 May 1870
Classmark:  DAR 171: 175
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10495

From John Michels   9 December 1877

Summary

Sends a drawing [missing] of alleged fossil man found in Colorado. JM is certain it is a hoax perpetrated by P. T. Barnum. It was designed to conform to CD’s well-known views of man’s ancestor.

Author:  John Michels
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Dec 1877
Classmark:  DAR 171: 176
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11272

From John Michels   2 March 1878

Summary

Describes a post-mortem dissection of a chimpanzee’s brain. The several doctors who observed it were struck by its resemblance to the human brain.

Author:  John Michels
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Mar 1878
Classmark:  DAR 171: 177
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11393
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