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From Hugh Browne   30 May 1868

Summary

Is reading CD’s instances of inherited peculiarities of eye [Variation 2: 8–10]. Gives cases of colour-blindness of males in his family.

Author:  Hugh Browne
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 May 1868
Classmark:  DAR 160: 329
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6216

From Hugh Browne   17 April [1871]

Summary

Raises two points on CD’s view, in Descent [2: 229], on how aquatic birds acquire white plumage.

Also remarks on effect of will in certain human modifications,

on colour-blindness in his children,

and on ability to move his ears.

Author:  Hugh Browne
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Apr [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 160: 331
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7690

From Hugh Browne   June 1871

Summary

Believes his letter of 17 Apr bears also on vol. 1 of Descent.

Ability to move ears is common in his family.

Similarity of foot of man to that of gorilla continues beyond foetal stage.

Invites CD to stay overnight if visiting the area.

Author:  Hugh Browne
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  June 1871
Classmark:  DAR 160: 330
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7696

From Hugh Browne   17 May 1872

Summary

Sends quotation from Thomas Moore’s Memoirs [ed. Lord John Russell, (1853–6)] about hereditary peculiarity in handwriting.

On colour-blindness in his family.

Author:  Hugh Browne
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 May 1872
Classmark:  DAR 160: 332
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8336
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