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To David Forbes   [20 March 1868]

Summary

Any notes on idea of human beauty by natives who have little association with Europeans would interest CD.

Also influence of females on males’ choice.

Sends copy of Queries about expression.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  David Forbes
Date:  [20 Mar 1868]
Classmark:  Pushkin House, St Petersburg: Literary Museum of the Institute of Russian Literature (Constantin Romanov, collection of O. A. Novikov: ПД 1975 ф.137 оп 1, no. 35)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6002

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  • … Darwin, C. R. Forbes, David
  • … To David Forbes   [20 March 1868] …
  • … оп 1, no. 35) Charles Robert Darwin London, Chester Place, 4 [20 Mar 1868] David Forbes
  • … between this letter and the letter from David Forbes, 26 March 1868 . In 1868, the Friday …

From David Forbes   26 March 1868

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Blushing in South American Indians.

Hairlessness of Aymaras and Quechuas. [See Descent 2: 322–3.]

Author:  David Forbes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Mar 1868
Classmark:  DAR 80: B168
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6054

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  • Forbes, David Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From David Forbes   26 March 1868 …
  • … DAR 80: B168 David Forbes Boulton 26 Mar 1868 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … See letter to David Forbes, [20 March 1868] and n.  3. For CD’s question on blushing, see …
  • … met Forbes in London (see letter to David Forbes, [20 March 1868] ). In his paper, ‘On the …
  • … I remain Dear Sir Yours very truly | David Forbes PS One or two of the tribes on the Beni …

From Edward Blyth   20 November 1868

Summary

Describes his tour of the Netherlands. Reports on some of the specimens he saw on his trip.

Discusses the coloration of hair in aged monkey

and sexual differences in bird species.

Author:  Edward Blyth
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Nov 1868
Classmark:  DAR 83: 149, DAR 84.1: 137
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6469

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  • … now Perdix perdix ). See letter from David Forbes, 26 March 1868  and n.  2, and Descent …

To W. W. Reade   21 May [1868]

Summary

Thanks WWR for information in answer to his queries concerning expression.

Asks when horns first appear among a breed of sheep on the Guinea coast,

and for information about the gorilla and chimpanzee.

Asks about African ideas of beauty.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Winwood Reade
Date:  21 May [1868]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.371)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6754

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  • … peoples of South America ( letter from David Forbes, 26 March 1868 ). In Expression , p.   …
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