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From Alexander Agassiz   [before 1 June 1871]

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Instances of sexual differences in viviparous fishes, suggested by reading chapters on sexual selection [in Descent] and by Mivart’s Genesis of species.

Notes on echinoderms.

Author:  Alexander Agassiz
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 1 June 1871]
Classmark:  DAR 69: A43–6 DAR 89: 29–31
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7415

From Hugh Browne   June 1871

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Believes his letter of 17 Apr bears also on vol. 1 of Descent.

Ability to move ears is common in his family.

Similarity of foot of man to that of gorilla continues beyond foetal stage.

Invites CD to stay overnight if visiting the area.

Author:  Hugh Browne
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  June 1871
Classmark:  DAR 160: 330
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7696

To Edward Suess   1 June [1871]

Summary

Thanks for his election to the Austrian Imperial Academy.

Is sorry ES has suffered in health.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Eduard Suess
Date:  1 June [1871]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.397)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7792

To Alexander Agassiz   1 June [1871]

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Discusses homologies in various animal groups.

Comments on Mivart [Genesis of species].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Agassiz
Date:  1 June [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7793

To C. V. Riley   1 June [1871]

Summary

Comments on CVR’s book [Third annual report on the noxious, beneficial, and other insects of the State of Missouri (1871)].

Discusses mimetic insects.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Valentine Riley
Date:  1 June [1871]
Classmark:  Profiles in History (dealers) (December 1996)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7794

From Thomas Bradfield   1 June 1871

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Instance of a dog able to discriminate a note played out of tune. [See Descent, 2d ed., p. 569.]

Author:  Thomas Bradfield
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 June 1871
Classmark:  DAR 89: 181–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7795
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Darwin’s reading notebooks

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In April 1838, Darwin began recording the titles of books he had read and the books he wished to read in Notebook C (Notebooks, pp. 319–28). In 1839, these lists were copied and continued in separate notebooks. The first of these reading notebooks (DAR 119…

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  • … and philosophical study . London. [Abstract in DAR 71: 60–1.]  *128: 182; 128: 4 Kolff, …