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To John Downing   20 October [1873]


Gratified that a man of JD’s experience agrees with him.

Would enjoy seeing him at Down but it could only be for a half-hour’s talk at most, because of his health.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Downing
Date:  20 Oct [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 418
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9104

From John Downing   13 November 1873


Is pleased that CD found the letters from Bell’s Weekly Messenger to the point.

Encloses extracts relating to benefits derived by animals from altered conditions of life.

Encloses notes on deterioration of short-horns from inbreeding. Breeders agree with him on benefits of introducing fresh blood into inbred stocks.

Author:  John Downing
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Nov 1873
Classmark:  DAR 162: 241
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9140
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