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To Henry Reeks   5 March [1873]

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Thanks for HR’s valuable remarks about Expression, and returns HRs copy, signed.

Discusses some of HR’s anecdotes about children sucking their tongues.

Admits that the youth who trembled so that he could not reload his gun after killing his first snipe was himself, when a school-boy.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Stephen (Henry) Reeks
Date:  5 Mar [1873]
Classmark:  Cornell University Library, Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections (James Needham Papers: Collection 21-23-479, Box 3: 28)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8796F

From Henry Reeks   3 March 1873

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Praise for and detailed comments on Expression.

Two cases of coloration in animals – one from sexual selection, the other helping to procure prey [see Descent, 2d ed., pp. 542–3].

Author:  Henry Stephen (Henry) Reeks
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Mar 1873
Classmark:  DAR 88: 105
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8703

From Henry Reeks   8 March 1873

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Insists that suckling babies pound and scratch mothers’ breasts. Perhaps CD’s evidence to the contrary comes from ladies, who only expose small portion of bosom, as opposed to working-class women.

Author:  Henry Stephen (Henry) Reeks
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Mar 1873
Classmark:  DAR 176: 82
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8802
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