RECORD: Darwin, C. R. [n.y.02.19] [Note on Woolner’s point]. CUL-DAR80.B7. Edited by John van Wyhe (Darwin Online,

REVISION HISTORY: Transcribed by Christine Chua and edited by John van Wyhe 9.2020. RN1

NOTE: First portion in Emma Darwin’s hand. Also CUL-DAR80.B8. Reproduced with permission of the Syndics of Cambridge University Library and William Huxley Darwin.


Feb. 19 Woolner has seen hundreds of time the ear tips; they vary a little in position, a little higher or lower; are sometimes present on one side & absent on another-

They not only point inward owing to inflation of margin, but project outwards. When heads & ears viewed in front or directly behind.

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