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From H. B. Brady   18 October 1871

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On visit to Boston was told by N. S. Shaler how habits of rattlesnake are consistent with natural selection. Informs CD, as rattlesnake is considered by some a difficult case for his theory.

Author:  Henry Bowman Brady
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Oct 1871
Classmark:  DAR 160: 277
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8015

From H. B. Brady   22 October 1871

Summary

Explains further N. S. Shaler’s view [see 8015] on rattlesnake habits as consistent with natural selection: the rattle attracts rather than alarms its prey.

Author:  Henry Bowman Brady
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Oct 1871
Classmark:  DAR 160: 278
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8028
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