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From William Winwood Reade   [c. 8 or 9 April 1870]

Summary

Brief observations on expression in Africa.

Alexander Agassiz is a good investigator, who differs with his father on evolution.

The behaviour of women and savages is a little easier to understand than that of civilised men.

Author:  William Winwood Reade
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [8 or 9] Apr 1870
Classmark:  DAR 176: 36
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7069

From W. W. Reade   24 April 1870

Summary

Sends insect that carries dead ants, dead leaves, etc., on its back, as protective imitation.

Author:  William Winwood Reade
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Apr 1870
Classmark:  DAR 176: 37
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7172

From W. W. Reade   4 June 1870

Summary

The Negro’s idea of beauty is the same as white man’s.

Believes the Jollops select for blackness.

Native immunity from coast fever is not complete.

Has found stone instruments.

Author:  William Winwood Reade
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 June 1870
Classmark:  DAR 176: 38
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7216

To W. W. Reade   30 June [1870]

Summary

Thanks WWR for information on the Nehro idea of beauty and other facts relating to expression.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Winwood Reade
Date:  30 June [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 96: 79–80
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7255

From W. W. Reade   3 September 1870

Summary

Could not go up the Niger, as trading steamers are trying to keep their trade in the dark.

Has seen several albinos, but no blushing. Thinks blacks do blush.

Author:  William Winwood Reade
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Sept 1870
Classmark:  DAR 176: 39
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7315

From W. W. Reade   6 November 1870

Summary

W. C. Wells’s theory relating black skin-colour and immunity to malaria may be true. Has seen Negroes come down with fever, but these were generally light in colour.

Author:  William Winwood Reade
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Nov 1870
Classmark:  DAR 176: 40
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7359

From W. W. Reade   9 November 1870

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Summary

Ideas of female beauty of W. African Negroes are on the whole the same as those of Europeans.

Author:  William Winwood Reade
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Nov 1870
Classmark:  DAR 85: 109–112
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7363

From W. W. Reade   11 November 1870

Summary

Pleased CD is quoting him in Descent.

Author:  William Winwood Reade
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Nov 1870
Classmark:  DAR 176: 41
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7367

From W. W. Reade   20 December 1870

Summary

CD is correct; his notes are on the Jollof, not the Tollof, tribe.

Author:  William Winwood Reade
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Dec 1870
Classmark:  DAR 176: 42
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7399
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