More Letters of Charles Darwin, Vol. 2

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Author: Charles Darwin

Letter 467. To A.D. Bartlett. Down, January 5th, [1871?]

Many thanks about Limulus. I am going to ask another favour, but I do not want to trouble you to answer it by letter. When the Callithrix sciureus screams violently, does it wrinkle up the skin round the eyes like a baby always does? (467/1. "Humboldt also asserts that the eyes of the Callithrix sciureus ’instantly fill with tears when it is seized with fear’; but when this pretty little monkey in the Zoological Gardens was teased, so as to cry out loudly, this did not occur. I do not, however, wish to throw the least doubt on the accuracy of Humboldt’s statement." ("The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals," 1872, page 137.) When thus screaming do the eyes become suffused with moisture? Will you ask Sutton to observe carefully? (467/2. One of the keepers who made many observations on monkeys for Mr. Darwin.) Could you make it scream without hurting it much? I should be truly obliged some time for this information, when in spring I come to the Gardens.

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Chicago: Charles Darwin, "Letter 467. To A.D. Bartlett. Down, January 5th, [1871?]," More Letters of Charles Darwin, Vol. 2, ed. Darwin, Francis, Sir, 1848-1925 and Seward, A. C. (Albert Charles), 1863-1941 and trans. Babington, B. G. (Benjamin Guy), 1794-1866 in More Letters of Charles Darwin Original Sources, accessed October 4, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=KQKW59WK8FTI4QU.

MLA: Darwin, Charles. "Letter 467. To A.D. Bartlett. Down, January 5th, [1871?]." More Letters of Charles Darwin, Vol. 2, edited by Darwin, Francis, Sir, 1848-1925 and Seward, A. C. (Albert Charles), 1863-1941, and translated by Babington, B. G. (Benjamin Guy), 1794-1866, in More Letters of Charles Darwin, Vol. 2, Original Sources. 4 Oct. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=KQKW59WK8FTI4QU.

Harvard: Darwin, C, 'Letter 467. To A.D. Bartlett. Down, January 5th, [1871?]' in More Letters of Charles Darwin, Vol. 2, ed. and trans. . cited in , More Letters of Charles Darwin. Original Sources, retrieved 4 October 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=KQKW59WK8FTI4QU.