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To J. D. Hooker   [before 7 May 1869]1

With Sclavonic races, (or indeed in any other race as Dutch) is the beard often of a different tint from the hair on the head; & when it differs, is it lighter in tint? or generally reddish?

C. Darwin


The date is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from J. D. Hooker, 24 June 1869, and by the date of Hooker’s departure for Russia, 7 May 1869 (see L. Huxley ed. 1918, 2: 85; see also letter from J. D. Hooker, 11 March 1869 and n. 4).


Asks whether in Slavonic races the hair of the beard and head are different colours.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Joseph Dalton Hooker
Sent from
Source of text
DAR 94: 133
Physical description
1p inc

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 6731,” accessed on 6 December 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 17