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To T. H. Huxley   [8 February 1863]


On six-fingered men: suspects increase confined to metacarpals and digits. Has asked James Paget to look it up.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  [8 Feb 1863]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 19)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3973

From Camille Dareste   8 February 1863


Has read Origin with satisfaction. He had long ago come to consider the fixity of species as contrary to the facts, but could see no suitable alternative. The Origin has brought the light to guide him.

Sends CD a copy of his latest work ["Mémoire sur la production artificielle des monstruosités", Ann. Sci. Nat. (Zool.) 4th ser. 18 (1862): 243–76]. Hopes to explain a great number of anomalies by his experimental work on artificially produced monstrosities.

Author:  Gabriel-Madeleine-Camille (Camille) Dareste
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Feb 1863
Classmark:  DAR 162: 42
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3974
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Re: Design – Adaptation of the Correspondence of Charles Darwin, Asa Gray and others… by Craig Baxter – as performed 25 March 2007

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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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Brotherly contact

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  • … News from Darwin's brother Erasmus Alvey Darwin and his sisters when they were staying in London. …