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From W. E. Darwin   26 March [1867]

Summary

Sends CD a Cardigan Jacket, ‘one of the most delightful inventions of the age’.

Discusses the Duke of Argyll.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Mar [1867]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 27)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5460F

From J. D. Hooker   26 [and 27] March 1867

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Will be glad to have seeds of plants and CD’s climbing plant, which he has no doubt is Siphocampylus.

Anxious about his baby [Reginald Hooker].

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 and 27 Mar 1867
Classmark:  DAR 102: 154–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5461

From Asa Gray   26 March 1867

Summary

Has printed copies of CD’s queries [on expression] and will distribute them.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Mar 1867
Classmark:  DAR 165: 157
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5462

To John Lubbock   26 March [1867]

Summary

Close inbreeding and factors acting against it.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  26 Mar [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 263: 65 (EH 88206509)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5463

To V. O. Kovalevsky   26 March [1867]

Summary

Answers VOK’s questions regarding the size of forthcoming Variation and gives his consent to a translation.

But if Origin has not yet been translated into Russian, CD thinks it would be a better book to undertake.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Vladimir Onufrievich Kovalevsky (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский)
Date:  26 Mar [1867]
Classmark:  Institut Mittag-Leffler
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5464

From Andrew Smith   26 March 1867

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On Hottentot ideas of beauty in women; their preference for women with large posteriors. [See Descent 2: 345–6.]

Author:  Andrew Smith
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Mar 1867
Classmark:  DAR 85: A103–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5465
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