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From A. H. Sayce   27 July 1877

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Having read CD’s article in Mind ["Biographical sketch of an infant", Collected papers 2: 191–200], AHS questions CD about the child’s first attempts at speech, hoping to throw light on the origin of language.

Author:  Archibald Henry Sayce
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 July 1877
Classmark:  DAR 177: 45
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11074

From W. G. Smith   27 July 1877

Summary

Has examined some sea-kale and iris leaves sent by CD and does not think the scars are caused by fungus but rather through the action of insects. Feels "bloom" may protect leaves from such insect attack.

Author:  Worthington George Smith
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 July 1877
Classmark:  DAR 177: 202
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11075
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