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To B. J. Sulivan   18 February [1868]


CD thanks BJS for photographs of Jemmy [Button]’s son

and for the curious case about stallions, which leads him to ask whether BJS has observed that horses when fighting try especially to bite each other’s necks.

Does he know anything about male seals fighting?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Date:  18 Feb [1868]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5889

From Bartholomew James Sulivan   31 January 1868


Congratulations on George Darwin’s performance at Cambridge.

Author:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 Jan 1868
Classmark:  DAR 177: 290
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5822

From B. J. Sulivan   13 February [1868]


Sends photo of four Fuegians, including Jemmy Button’s son.

Reports incident of two wild stallions on the Falklands acting together in an attempt to take a troop of mares from an introduced English horse [see Descent 2: 241].

Author:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Feb [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 83: 188–9, DAR 177: 291
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5873

From B. J. Sulivan   19 March 1868


Writes of his son’s affairs.

Is reading Variation and discusses a point relating to feeding habits of horses.

Author:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 Mar 1868
Classmark:  DAR 177: 292
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6026
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