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From Edward Blyth   3 May 1868

7 Princess Terrace, | Regents Park,

May 3/68—

My dear Sir,

As I was returning to town yesterday after a week’s sojourn in Wilts, I saw in the train the Star newspaper, giving an account of the capture of a Greek brigand chieftain, who was at once recognised by the peculiarity of having the fore and middle fingers of both hands joined together. As this bears upon what I wrote to you about some time ago, it may be worth while calling your attention to the statement.1

Yours very truly, | E Blyth


The newspaper and the brigand have not been identified. See letter from Edward Blyth, [3 April 1868].


Reports another case of syndactylism.

Letter details

Letter no.
Edward Blyth
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
London, Princess Terrace, 7
Source of text
DAR 160: 214
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 6158,” accessed on 29 September 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 16