Alfred Russel Wallace; Letters and Reminiscences, Vol. 1

Alfred Russel Wallace; Letters and Reminiscences, Vol. 1

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Paperback, General Books, 2010, ISBN13 9781770454149, ISBN10 1770454144
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Paperback, General Books, 2010, ISBN13 9781770454149, ISBN10 1770454144

Excerpt: ...about the Aru pig, which will make me very cautious. It is a perplexing case, for Nathusius says the skull of the Aru resembles that of the Chinese breed, and he thinks that Sus papuensis has been founded on a young skull; D. Blainville stating that an old skull from New Guinea resembles that of the wild pigs of Malabar, and these belong to the S. scrofa type, which is different from the Chinese domestic breed. The latter has not been found in a wild condition.-Believe me, dear Wallace, yours very sincerely, CH. DARWIN. 9 St. Mark's Crescent, Regent's Park, N.W. Sept. 18, 1865. Dear Darwin, -I should have written before to thank you for the copy of your paper on climbing plants, which I read with great interest; I can imagine how much pleasure the working out must have given you. I was afraid you were too ill to make it advisable that you should be bothered with letters. I write now, in hopes you are better, to communicate a curious case of variation becoming at once hereditary, which was brought forward at the British Association. I send a pg 163 note of it on the other side, but if you would like more exact particulars, with names and dates and a drawing of the bird, I am sure Mr. O'Callaghan would send them to you. I hope to hear that you are better, and that your new book is really to come out next winter.-Believe me yours very faithfully, ALFRED R. WALLACE. NOTE.-Last spring Mr. O'Callaghan was told by a country boy that he had seen a blackbird with a topknot; on which Mr. O'C. very judiciously told him to watch it and communicate further with him. After a time the boy told him he had found a blackbird's nest, and had seen this crested bird near it and believed he belonged to it. He continued watching the nest till the young were hatched. After a time he told Mr. O'C. that two of the young birds seemed as if they would have topknots. He was told to get one of them as soon as it was fledged. However, he was too late, and they left the...

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Number of Pages: 198
Number in Series: 1
Original Languages: English
Author: Marchant, James
Publisher: Rarebooksclub.com
Publication Date: August, 2012
ISBN-13: 9781770454149
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 7.44 x 0.42 x 9.69 Inches
ISBN-10: 1770454144
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