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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
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Darwin, C. R.[X]
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