RECORD: Darwin, C. R. [a signed page from the manuscript of the Descent of Man]. APS-B-D25.56 Transcribed by Kees Rookmaaker, edited by John van Wyhe. (Darwin Online,

REVISION HISTORY: Transcribed by Kees Rookmaaker, 10.2012. RN1.

NOTE: This manuscript corresponds to Descent of Man, vol. 1, p. 36. JvW

Reproduced courtesy of the American Philosophical Society and William Huxley Darwin.



Descent of Man


some few illustrations cases will be given. Any number there might have been added But it would be superfluous to have given many many cases, for I have repeatedly continually asked those many persons who have long & carefully attended to animals of all many various kind, including birds, & all have unanimously answered affirmed that the I individuals differed much greatly in various all ways. How the mental any mental powers of any kind were was

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