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From W. R. Grove to Charles Lyell   2 July 1871

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Asks Lyell to put a question to CD: "To what far distant origin can the configuration of the skin surface [the symmetrical but different curves] at the last points of the fingers and toes be traced?"

Author:  William Robert Grove
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  2 July 1871
Classmark:  DAR 165: 235
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7847

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  • Darwin to answer it I shall be glad   To what far distant origin can the configuration of the skin surface at the last points of the fingers & toes be traced   I enclose 3 impressions of my fingers which will explain what I mean   look at the symmetrical but different curves on each of them   What in the history of the species genus order &c does it come from Ever yrs W R
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