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To H. M. Westropp   26 May 1881


Cannot discuss HMW’s essay. Does not believe there has been progress in all organisms. There has been much degradation, as in parasites.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Hodder Michael Westropp
Date:  26 May 1881
Classmark:  DAR 148: 351
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13175

To H. M. Westropp   22 April [1871]


Case of the reasoning bear is analogous to the elephant blowing with trunk to bring object within reach.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Hodder Michael Westropp
Date:  22 Apr [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 148: 350
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7706

To H. M. Westropp   7 November [1871]


"Please accept my thanks for your kind present of your two Papers."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Hodder Michael Westropp
Date:  7 Nov [1871]
Classmark:  Smithsonian Libraries (Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology MSS 405 A. Gift of the Burndy Library)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8055A

From H. M. Westropp   20 April [1871]



Anecdote of bear reasoning [see Descent, 2d ed., p. 76].

Similarity of forms of ornamentation and implements in widely separate races and ages [Descent 1: 233].

Author:  Hodder Michael Westropp
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Apr [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 90: 38–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7703
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