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From Chauncey Wright   24 February 1875


Speculates on the function of eyebrows and of hair and the furrows of the forehead. Considers many features and faculties to serve, or to have served, more than one function, either simultaneously or successively. Determining the one function through which natural selection has acted in developing it is unrealistic and not worth while.

Author:  Chauncey Wright
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Feb 1875
Classmark:  DAR 181: 173 fos. 1–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9871

To Chauncey Wright   13 March 1875


Discusses function of the eyebrows in protecting the eyes from sweat.

Mentions notices in the Nation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Chauncey Wright
Date:  13 Mar 1875
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9886
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