[Letter, Charles R. Darwin to William Darwin Fox, June 8, 1856] Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882
Charles Darwin, Down, to W. Darwin Fox, Old Parsonage, High Harrowgate. He is sorry Fox is unwell; Darwin has been working very hard lately and at the moment is most interested in domestic rabbits and ducks. Because of the doubt about origins, he is more interested in pigeons and ducks than poultry. Sir C. Lyell has urged Darwin to write a Preliminary Essay and he has begun but is full of doubt about the work; asks if he may quote Fox about never having seen or heard of a blueish-grey cat that was not deaf. A.L.S., 2 p. envelope.
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