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From Jonathan Peel   4 March 1868

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Sends copy of a paper on his flock of sheep, which confirms much of what CD says in Variation,

together with a note he made of an instance of cattle "determining the existence" of a tree [cf. Origin, ch. 3].

Author:  Jonathan Peel
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Mar 1868
Classmark:  DAR 46.1: 96–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5977

To Jonathan Peel   6 March [1868]

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Obliged for JP’s account of sheep. Such articles would make naturalists think more of natural selection.

E. A. Darwin’s health bad.

Asks about sex ratio in sheep births.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Jonathan Peel
Date:  6 Mar [1868]
Classmark:  British Library (Surrogate RP 8059)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5983

From Jonathan Peel   17 March 1868

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Proportions of male and female lambs.

Author:  Jonathan Peel
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Mar 1868
Classmark:  DAR 85: B19–20
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6020

From Jonathan Peel   4 December 1873

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On the vermiform appendix,

snipes breeding in England,

and the horns of crossbred sheep.

Author:  Jonathan Peel
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Dec 1873
Classmark:  DAR 88: 132–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9172

To Jonathan Peel   10 December [1873]

Summary

Obliged for letter about horns of sheep.

Mentions case of death from objects impacted in appendix.

Is aware of his error about snipe breeding.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Jonathan Peel
Date:  10 Dec [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 147: 241
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9178
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