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To J. D. Hooker   29 [March 1867]

Summary

Anxious for news about baby.

Will remember to save all foreign plants for JDH when he has finished experimenting with them.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  29 [Mar 1867]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 18
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5469

To William Ogle   29 March [1867]

Summary

Thanks WO for information on inheritance of deficient phalanges [Variation 2:73] and for interesting case of the occurrence of anomalous fingers and teeth in twins[Variation 2: 253].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Ogle
Date:  29 Mar [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 261.5: 1 (EH 88205899)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5470

To Hermann Müller   29 March [1867]

Summary

Has learned that Fritz Müller is HM’s brother.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Heinrich Ludwig Hermann (Hermann) Müller
Date:  29 Mar [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 146: 428
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5471

From John Lubbock   29 March 1867

Summary

Thanks CD for information.

Author:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Mar 1867
Classmark:  DAR 170: 57
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5472

From W. B. Tegetmeier   29 March 1867

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Answers CD’s queries about polygamous birds. Does not think appearance of cock makes any difference to female. Dyeing the male has no effect on female.

Author:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Mar 1867
Classmark:  DAR 84.1: 30–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5473

From H. W. Bates   29 March 1867

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Working on sexual differences in collection of horned beetles and will send CD results.

Answers CD’s questions [sent on behalf of Miss Tollet of Betley Hall, Staffs.] on mimicry – how it helps prevent extinction, the modifications occurring with a change of habitat until mimicry occurred.

Also gives some cases of sexual differences.

Author:  Henry Walter Bates
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Mar 1867
Classmark:  DAR 205.10: 95 (Letters)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5474
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