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From James Orton   4 January 1869

Summary

Describes the novelties found on his recent expedition to South America sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution.

Wants to dedicate to CD book [The Andes and the Amazon (1870)] which is modelled on Journal of researches.

Author:  James Orton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Jan 1869
Classmark:  DAR 173: 37
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6542

From James Orton   8 September 1869

Summary

Sends a lower molar of fossil horse from Quito. Curious as to its species, especially in view of Owen’s findings in Mexico.

Author:  James Orton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Sept 1869
Classmark:  DAR 173: 38
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6882

From James Orton   31 March 1870

Summary

JO found fossil shells in the Amazon Valley, which discredits Agassiz’s claim of a glacial origin.

Would like Huxley’s opinion of the fossil horse’s tooth from Quito.

Author:  James Orton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 Mar 1870
Classmark:  DAR 173: 39
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7157
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