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To Alfred Newton   9 March [1874]

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Asks AN to vote for CD’s nephew, Henry Parker, at the Athenaeum.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Newton
Date:  9 Mar [1874]
Classmark:  Cambridge University Library (MS Add. 9839/1D/60)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9344

To Alfred Newton   12 March [1874]

Summary

Cannot answer AN’s questions about Origin; it would take weeks to find the references. Assures AN he stated nothing without an authority he thought good.

Feels sure missel thrushes have increased in number since his youth. Starlings have also increased astonishingly in Kent. "How inexplicable most of these cases are".

In a P.S. remembers his source for statement about increase of missel thrushes in Origin.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Newton
Date:  12 Mar [1874]
Classmark:  Cambridge University Library (MS Add. 9839/1D/61)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9354

To Alfred Newton   14 March 1874

Summary

Can give no definite information. Believes severe winters are by far the most important check on numbers of birds; the destruction of eggs is of subordinate importance.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Newton
Date:  14 Mar 1874
Classmark:  Cambridge University Library (MS Add. 9839/1D/62)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9359
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