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To John Murray   13 July [1871]


Thanks JM for Quarterly Review. Its "cutting" article [on Descent, 131 (1871): 47–90] is worthy of Mivart’s skill.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  13 July [1871]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 248–9)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7863

From John Coghlan   13 July 1871



JC offers to collect information under CD’s guidance.

Gives some notes on the colours of different horse breeds.

Mentions a wild duck that appears to be polygamous

and his observations on male ostriches with broods of young.

Author:  John Coghlan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 July 1871
Classmark:  DAR 88: 164
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7864

To Chauncey Wright   13 and 14 July [1871]


Comments on CW’s article on phyllotaxy;

discusses criticisms of Origin by Mivart.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Chauncey Wright
Date:  13 and 14 July 1871
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7865
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