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From Alexander F. Boardman   26 January 1867

Summary

Encloses letter written a week ago. Letter and enclosure speculate on origins of human races in relation to geological and political changes, according to a theory of progressive development.

Was sorry CD wrote so little on man in Origin.

Author:  Alex F Boardman
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Jan 1867
Classmark:  DAR 160: 226, 226/1, 227
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5378

From Alexander F. Boardman   29 January 1868

Summary

Gives his speculative thoughts on geographical, political, and biological factors in the origin and development of human races.

Author:  Alex F Boardman
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Jan 1868
Classmark:  DAR 160: 228
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5811

From Alexander F. Boardman   23 June 1869

Summary

Reports having seen a very human-looking monkey on exhibit. Gives a phrenological analysis of its skull.

Author:  Alex F Boardman
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 June 1869
Classmark:  DAR 160: 229
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6796

From A. F. Boardman   8 January 1871

Summary

More speculations [see 5811] on the evolutionary development of man, relating progress to the consumption of better food and the availability of moist air.

Author:  Alex F Boardman
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Jan 1871
Classmark:  DAR 160: 230
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7431

From A. F. Boardman   3 April 1871

Summary

Apologises for shortcomings of his argument in earlier letters, explaining he has had little scientific education, but a life-long interest in progressive development. Resumes theorising.

Author:  Alex F Boardman
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Apr 1871
Classmark:  DAR 160: 231
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7654

From A. F. Boardman   18 March 1872

Summary

On how various human emigrations have supported the work of natural selection.

Defends the view that soil and air account for taller stature of westerners in U. S.

Author:  Alex F Boardman
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Mar 1872
Classmark:  DAR 160: 232
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8245
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