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From Richard Barwell   [1868?]1

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Crying and the action of the orbicularis.

Letter details

Letter no.
Richard Barwell
Charles Robert Darwin
Source of text
DAR 160: 52a
Physical description
& damaged 2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5749,” accessed on 28 November 2021,