RECORD: Darwin, Elizabeth (Bessy). 1870.08.17. Saw a cob almost white but tinged with grey. CUL-DAR193.10. Edited by John van Wyhe (Darwin Online,

REVISION HISTORY: Transcribed by Christine Chua and edited by John van Wyhe 8.2022. RN1

NOTE: See record in the Darwin Online manuscript catalogue, enter its Identifier here. Reproduced with permission of the Syndics of Cambridge University Library and William Huxley Darwin. The volume CUL-DAR193 contains notes for Darwin's book Variation under domestication (1865-75).


Aug 17/70 Southampton

Saw a cob almost white but tinged with grey & fulums, legs tail, mane & head darkish grey, hog mane dark grey stripe from it to tail; 2 rather broad distinct dark grey stripes on each shoulder, legs not striped.

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