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To E. R. Lankester   15 April [1873]

Summary

Discusses error in CD’s calculation of natural increase of elephants.

Includes extract from Origin.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edwin Ray Lankester
Date:  15 Apr [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 146: 31
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8287

To Francis Darwin   [before 15 April 1873]

Summary

Sends to Pantlludw [North Wales] bottle of formic acid. FD and Amy [Darwin] can search for spawn. If found, keep in two basins and add 6 drops of acid to one and look for differences.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  [before 15 Apr 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 271.4: 6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8848A

From Samuel Butler   15 April 1873

Summary

Thanks CD for his kind letter about The fair haven [1873]. Encouraged by its reception. All he wants is to compel "an attitude of fixed attention in the place of cowardly shrinking from examination". Says he will try "a novel pure and simple with little ""purpose"" next".

Author:  Samuel Butler
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Apr 1873
Classmark:  DAR 106: A11–12
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8859
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