RECORD: Darwin, C. R. n.d. Variation, vol. 2, p. 86 1st Edit. CUL-DAR193.21. 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).


Vari under Dom: vol 2 p. 86 1st edit.

The 1/2 wild cattle in each Park, being nearly uniform, whereas they differ to a certain extent in different Park, (& yet condition not very different) support Weismann view of variability being rather different & uniformly gained by intercrossing.—

(keep for Var under Nature)

[Variation 2: 86: "We have seen that the half-wild cattle in the several British parks are uniform in character in each; but in the different parks, from not having mingled and crossed during many generations, they differ in a slight degree."]

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