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From Andrew Smith   [November? 1862]

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AS has been seriously ill with rheumatic fever.

Is studying the natives of South Africa to see whether he can trace any connection between them and the populations of North Africa.

Author:  Andrew Smith
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [Nov? 1862]
Classmark:  DAR 177: 184
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3362

From Andrew Smith   16 March 1839

Summary

Sends his congratulations and best wishes on CD’s marriage.

Author:  Andrew Smith
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Mar 1839
Classmark:  DAR 204: 172
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-498

From Andrew Smith   26 March 1867

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On Hottentot ideas of beauty in women; their preference for women with large posteriors. [See Descent 2: 345–6.]

Author:  Andrew Smith
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Mar 1867
Classmark:  DAR 85: A103–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5465

From Andrew Smith   26 February 1871

Summary

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

Summary

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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