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To G. H. K. Thwaites   19 May [1868]


GHKT should not take more trouble about human expression. Discusses contraction of orbicular muscles in elephants.

Asks about colour of first plumage of breeds of Ceylon fowls in which hens alone are coloured.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Henry Kendrick Thwaites
Date:  19 May [1868]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.342)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6184

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  • W.  E.  Darwin, [15 March 1868] , and Expression , pp.  167–8. CD refers to the Zoological Gardens in Regent’s Park, London. CD also mentioned Edgar Leopold Layard’s description of the Ceylon (Sri Lanka) fowl in Variation 1: 256, citing E.  L.  Layard  1853– …