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To George Rolleston   24 August [1876]



Thanks GR for his notes and essays [see 10581].

Similar appendages to those GR mentions [see 10581] appear on the necks of goats, but the idea of reversion to a common progenitor of goats and pigs "stumps" CD.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Rolleston
Date:  24 Aug [1876]
Classmark:  George family (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10582F

From George Rolleston   18 August 1876


Sends three of his anthropological papers.

CD understates his case when he says the mandibular wattle of the "Irish greyhound pig" has no analogue or homologue.

Author:  George Rolleston
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Aug 1876
Classmark:  DAR 176: 211
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10581

From George Rolleston   26 December 1876


Sending certificates for Balfour and Moseley for CD to sign.

Calls attention to a paper by Emil Bessels on Eskimos, which he extracts [see 10737].

CD has cited GR for material that is not his in Variation, 2d ed., 1: 469, on transmission of mutilation.

Author:  George Rolleston
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Dec 1876
Classmark:  DAR 176: 212
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10734

From George Rolleston   29 December 1876


Studying anatomy of the Irish pig.

Emil Bessels’ paper is in Archiv für Anthropologie 8 (1875): 107. He connects a band of poor Eskimos encountered at Smith’s Sound with glacial man.

Author:  George Rolleston
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Dec 1876
Classmark:  DAR 176: 213
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10737
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