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To R. A. Blair   27 December 1877

Summary

Asks for the wing of a goose said to have transmitted effects of an injury by hereditary descent.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Reuben Almond Blair
Date:  27 Dec 1877
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.529)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11290

To R. A. Blair   14 April 1878

Summary

Encloses report by W. H. Flower on goose’s wing.

Asks RAB to obtain wings from young birds and broken wing from old one. Asks about details of injury.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Reuben Almond Blair
Date:  14 Apr 1878
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.535)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11475

To R. A. Blair   4 [August] 1878

Summary

Thanks RAB for kindness. Says W. H. Flower will examine wings [of geese].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Reuben Almond Blair
Date:  4 [Aug] 1878
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.540)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11589

To R. A. Blair   9 December 1878

Summary

Says deformity of wings of geese is not related to injury to gander. Forwards a report on the birds [11717].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Reuben Almond Blair
Date:  9 Dec 1878
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.554)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11780

To R. A. Blair   25 June 1881

Summary

Congratulates him on Mastodon discovery.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Reuben Almond Blair
Date:  25 June 1881
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.593)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13217

From R. A. Blair   17 July 1878

Summary

Explains difficulties in supplying wings of geese. Describes injury of old gander that sired the abnormal geese.

Author:  Reuben Almond Blair
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 July 1878
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.542)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11614

From R. A. Blair   9 June 1881

Summary

Mentions Mastodon remains that he has seen.

Praises CD and his work.

Author:  Reuben Almond Blair
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 June 1881
Classmark:  DAR 201: 5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13200
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