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From W. G. Smith   24 July 1877

Summary

Reports a fossil fungus, complete with fossil zoospores, within the vascular bundles of a Lepidodendron from the Coal Measures. The genus is Pythium and it appears no different from living species.

Author:  Worthington George Smith
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 July 1877
Classmark:  DAR 177: 201
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11068

From J. F. McLennan   24 July 1877

Summary

Asks for details on CD’s Descent references to female infanticide.

JFM’s work on the laws of incest finds strong evidence for man’s relation to animals.

Author:  John Ferguson McLennan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 July 1877
Classmark:  DAR 171: 24
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11069
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