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From J. J. Weir   13 November 1873

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Hybrid Motacilla.

Case of female duck leaving mate to pair with male of another species.

Author:  John Jenner Weir
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Nov 1873
Classmark:  DAR 88: 179–80
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9139

From John Downing   13 November 1873

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Is pleased that CD found the letters from Bell’s Weekly Messenger to the point.

Encloses extracts relating to benefits derived by animals from altered conditions of life.

Encloses notes on deterioration of short-horns from inbreeding. Breeders agree with him on benefits of introducing fresh blood into inbred stocks.

Author:  John Downing
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Nov 1873
Classmark:  DAR 162: 241
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9140

From T. H. Huxley   [13 November 1873]

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Arrangements for meeting in London.

Glad CD has heard about Dohrn’s affairs.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [13 Nov 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 166: 331
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9183
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Referencing women’s work

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Darwin's correspondence shows that women made significant contributions to Darwin's work, but whether and how they were acknowledged in print involved complex considerations of social standing, professional standing, and personal preference.…

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  • … . Selected letters Letter 1113 - Darwin to Whitby, M. A. T., [2 …

Darwin in public and private

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Extracts from Darwin's published works, in particular Descent of man, and selected letters, explore Darwin's views on the operation of sexual selection in humans, and both his publicly and privately expressed views on its practical implications…

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  • … – 372. Selected letters Letter 1113 - Darwin to Whitby, M. A. T., [2 …

Women’s scientific participation

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Observers | Fieldwork | Experimentation | Editors and critics | Assistants Darwin’s correspondence helps bring to light a community of women who participated, often actively and routinely, in the nineteenth-century scientific community. Here is a…

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  • … Experimentation Women: Letter 1113 - Darwin to Whitby, M. A. T., [2 …
  • … gladly accept Darwin’s offer of help. Letter 1113   - Darwin to Whitby, M. A. T., [2 …

Darwin in letters, 1868: Studying sex

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The quantity of Darwin’s correspondence increased dramatically in 1868 due largely to his ever-widening research on human evolution and sexual selection.Darwin’s theory of sexual selection as applied to human descent led him to investigate…

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  • … the enthusiastic breeder, who apologised in a letter of 11–13 May 1868 for his ‘voluminuous zeal …