RECORD: Darwin, C. R. n.d. Abstract of Waitz; Prichard and Moreau. CUL-DAR195.1.40. Edited by John van Wyhe (Darwin Online,

REVISION HISTORY: Transcribed by Christine Chua and edited by John van Wyhe 5.2022. 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-DAR195 contains materials for Darwin's book Expression of the emotions (1872) organised roughly as: DAR195.1 blushing. DAR195.2 astonishment, fear. DAR195.3 indignation, rage, screaming, etc. DAR195.4 laughter, frowning, introduction.

Darwin cited these notes in Expression. See below.


Waitz Anthropology p. 135 Negros & Australia blushing.

[Expression, p. 318, n12: "Waitz gives ('Introduction to Anthropology,' Eng. translat. 1863, vol. i. p. 135) references for other islands in the Pacific."]

Prichard New Edit vol. I. p 271 Blushing acquitted * (error)

[Expression, p. 319, n15: "Quoted by Prichard, Phys. Hist. of Mankind, 4th edit. 1851, vol. i. p. 271."]

Moreau vol 4 p. 302 Negro blushing

[Expression, p. 320, n16: "Moreau gives a detailed account ('Lavater,' 1820, tom. iv. p. 302) of the blushing of a Madagascar negress-slave when forced by her brutal master to exhibit her naked bosom."]

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