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From Henry Reeks   25 May 1871

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Comments on and corrections for chapter 13, "Mammals", of Descent.

Author:  Henry Stephen (Henry) Reeks
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 May 1871
Classmark:  DAR 88: 100–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7767

From Henry Reeks   30 May 1871

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Retention of horns by female deer with fawn [see Descent, 2d ed., p. 503].

Author:  Henry Stephen (Henry) Reeks
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 May 1871
Classmark:  DAR 88: 108–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7782

From Henry Reeks   3 June 1871

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Observations on habits of caribou and deer in Newfoundland.

Suggests nightingale egg coloration evolved from white to olive for protection.

Author:  Henry Stephen (Henry) Reeks
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 June 1871
Classmark:  DAR 176: 80
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7799

From Henry Reeks   8 June 1871

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Argues that coloration of eggs is a protective adaptation.

Author:  Henry Stephen (Henry) Reeks
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 June 1871
Classmark:  DAR 176: 81
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7811

From Henry Reeks   12 June 1871

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A geologist friend leaving for Nevada offers to investigate any questions CD may have for this region.

Nesting plumage of common chaffinch resembles adult winter plumage of female brambling.

Author:  Henry Stephen (Henry) Reeks
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 June 1871
Classmark:  DAR 88: 172
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7816
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