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From ?   6 April 1868

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Gives details of some points that occurred to him while reading Variation, including observations on horses, cattle, silkworms, and hereditary baldness and disease.

Author:  Unidentified
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Apr 1868
Classmark:  DAR 159: 139
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6097

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  • John Scott then lord of the manor of Knightlow and I believe it dates back to very ancient times   indeed the name of Wroth penny would seem to point to Saxon   Now I think it very likely that originally the fine stood thus Thirty shillings or (& not and) a white bull with red ears but that grasping lords of the hundred had managed to extort both the fine & the alternative   if this were so it would set a white bull with red ears as worth 30/– a very large price
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