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To Arthur Nicols   [20 March 1873]

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Responds to Nichols’ observations on sense of smell in cats and dogs.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Arthur (Arthur) Nicols
Date:  [20 Mar 1873]
Classmark:  Nicols 1885, p. 52
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8817G

From Arthur Nicols   21 February 1873

Summary

Comments on CD’s and William Huggins’ letter in Nature on "Inherited instinct" [Collected papers 2: 170–1]

and on A. R. Wallace’s letter on the homing faculty of animals. Believes many instances of homing are less remarkable than they appear.

Author:  Robert Arthur (Arthur) Nicols
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Feb 1873
Classmark:  DAR 172: 60
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8780

From Arthur Nicols   [before 20 March 1873]

Summary

Compares sense of smell in dogs and cats.

Author:  Robert Arthur (Arthur) Nicols
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 20 Mar 1873]
Classmark:  Nicols 1885, pp. 51–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8817F

From Arthur Nicols   25 May 1873

Summary

Thanks to CD his candidature for the Zoological Society has been entertained.

Observed a flamingo, at the Zoological Gardens, that vomited on a bustard in answer to the latter’s harsh cries.

Author:  Robert Arthur (Arthur) Nicols
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 May 1873
Classmark:  DAR 172: 61
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8922
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