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From William Winwood Reade   19 May 1868

Summary

Going to the Gold Coast. Will collect plants for Kew.

Offers his services. Particularly interested in making inquiries for CD about the human race.

Author:  William Winwood Reade
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 May 1868
Classmark:  DAR 176: 33
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6186

From W. W. Reade   23 May 1868

Summary

Will answer CD’s queries from Africa.

Reports extreme amazement of some natives in Gabon upon seeing a white man for the first time.

Author:  William Winwood Reade
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 May 1868
Classmark:  DAR 176: 34
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6202

To W. W. Reade   21 May [1868]

Summary

Thanks WWR for information in answer to his queries concerning expression.

Asks when horns first appear among a breed of sheep on the Guinea coast,

and for information about the gorilla and chimpanzee.

Asks about African ideas of beauty.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Winwood Reade
Date:  21 May [1868]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.371)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6754
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