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From Alfred Moschkau    26 March 1878

Summary

Describes hereditary defect in ear muscle.

Discusses influence of wet nurse on infant.

Describes talking starlings.

Author:  Otto Carl Alfred (Alfred) Moschkau
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Mar 1878
Classmark:  DAR 171: 252
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11446

To Alfred Moschkau   28 March 1878

Summary

Does not believe that nature of milk can affect character of child.

Facts about starling very curious, but CD now absorbed by vegetable physiology. Not likely to attend to animal minds again.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Otto Carl Alfred (Alfred) Moschkau
Date:  28 Mar 1878
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.532)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11451

From Alfred Moschkau   2 [December] 1873

Summary

Discusses variation and selection in Harz canaries.

Author:  Otto Carl Alfred (Alfred) Moschkau
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 [Dec] 1873
Classmark:  DAR 171: 249
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9125

From Alfred Moschkau   10 November 1873

Summary

Has been studying Origin and other works. Has lectured on the subject and would like to send some of his conclusions if CD is willing.

Author:  Otto Carl Alfred (Alfred) Moschkau
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Nov 1873
Classmark:  DAR 171: 250
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9137

From Alfred Moschkau   17 December 1873

Summary

Thanks CD for book.

Mentions controversy involving Haeckel.

Describes his lectures on Darwinism.

Author:  Otto Carl Alfred (Alfred) Moschkau
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Dec 1873
Classmark:  DAR 171: 251
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9182

To Alfred Moschkau   19 December 1873

Summary

Discusses speech of parrots and starling. [See Descent, 2d ed., p. 85 n.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Otto Carl Alfred (Alfred) Moschkau
Date:  19 Dec 1873
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.433)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9184
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