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From Charles Henry Binstead   17 April 1868

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In reading Variation, notices CD has not observed that after mallards have been domesticated their claws turn from black to white.

Author:  Charles Henry Binstead
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Apr 1868
Classmark:  DAR 160: 185
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6126

From W. R. Grove   17 April 1868

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He and another Bencher of Lincoln’s Inn have signed the necessary certificates for admission of CD’s son [George].

Author:  William Robert Grove
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Apr 1868
Classmark:  DAR 165: 234
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6127
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New material added to the American edition of Origin

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A ‘revised and augmented’ American edition of Origin came on the market in July 1860, and was the only authorised edition available in the US until 1873. It incorporated many of the changes Darwin made to the second English edition, but still contained…

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  • … have recently spread over New Zealand, &c., &c. Page 417, 8 25th line, after ‘ …