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To E. J. Pfeiffer   26 April [1871]

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Thanks for EJP’s suggestion that it is fascination rather than aesthetic appreciation that drives sexual selection.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emily Jane Pfeiffer
Date:  26 Apr [1871]
Classmark:  Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago (Misc. 14)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7719F

From E. J. Pfeiffer   [before 26 April 1871]

Summary

Suggests aesthetic sense in animals is merely secondary to sexual selection.

Author:  Emily Jane Pfeiffer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 26 Apr 1871]
Classmark:  DAR 174: 40
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7411
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