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From Andrew Smith   26 February 1871

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Admires CD’s ability to work so hard under adverse circumstances; finds his health makes all work an effort.

Author:  Andrew Smith
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Feb 1871
Classmark:  DAR 177: 185
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7516

From Andrew Smith   17 April 1871

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On Hottentots’ blushing.

Gives case of a baboon’s revenge. [See Descent, 2d ed. (1874), p. 69.]

Author:  Andrew Smith
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Apr 1871
Classmark:  DAR 87: 109–10
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7694

From Andrew Smith   16 May 1871

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Disagrees with CD and especially with Lubbock and McLennan about communal marriage. [See Descent 2: 361–3.]

Author:  Andrew Smith
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 May 1871
Classmark:  DAR 89: 179–80
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7760

From Andrew Smith   18 July 1871

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Thanks CD for a letter to Galton which enabled him to get information on the inhabitants of a part of South Africa. Is trying to work up the ethnology of South Africa, but fears he will become disheartened.

Author:  Andrew Smith
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 July 1871
Classmark:  DAR 177: 186
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7872
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