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To John Dean Caton   20 March 1869

Summary

Asks about coat colour of elk,

the mane of American bison,

and about sexual preferences of female deer.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Dean Caton
Date:  20 Mar 1869
Classmark:  DAR 143: 254
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6674

To J. D. Caton   24 May 1869

Summary

Discusses secondary hoofs in antelope and deer.

Mentions tuft of hair on turkey hen.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Dean Caton
Date:  24 May 1869
Classmark:  DAR 143: 255
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6757

From J. D. Caton   5 May 1869

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Summary

Females have no preference for particular males in deer and elk. Observations on sexual behaviour and characteristics of elk, deer, bison, and other animals.

Author:  John Dean Caton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 May 1869
Classmark:  DAR 83: 170–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6729
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Darwin, C. R.[X]
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