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To Thomas Gold Appleton   2 March [1866]


The specimen is not a fish but the larva of some batrachian or frog-like animal. Has sent it to British Museum, which says it resembles the axolotl of Mexico.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Gold Appleton
Date:  2 Mar [1866]
Classmark:  Boston Public Library Rare Books and Print Departments–Courtesy of the Trustees
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5427

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  • 1866 . Appleton had visited Down House in October 1849 ( Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242)). Emma Darwin’s cousin, Robert James Mackintosh , had married Appleton’s sister (Wedgwood
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