top-margin annotation Chas Darwin Esq F.R.S.
With the Authors kind Regards
4th. Octr 1861.
annotation p. 7. Humming Birds vry confined ranges.
annotation 8. Juan Fernandez p. 141
annotation 9. West Indies distinct species.
annotation 14,t01 17. 18. } Gret sexual differences: «given» t02 exhibition of ‹p 20 nest› «p. 20» nest ornamented with feathers .
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t02 - `« given' in pencil
annotation horizontally crossedin pencil 22 singing & b￭eauty not together
annotation p. 20 nest￭ loaded with Stone to make Heavy & keep level
annotation in pencil «28 pugnacity»
annotation p. 35. Sexual ‹difference›t01 «Similarity .»t02
t02 - `Similarity .' in pencil
annotation in pencil 49 Males Shafts of feathers expanded in ♂
annotation 52. do females in excesst01
t01 - `females in excess' in pencil
annotation «64 &»t01 67 do female ￭more beautiful gorget than malet02
t02 - `do female ... male' in pencil
annotation 120 do￭t01 over 20 males to 1 femle— male vy gorgeous.—
annotation Mr G. ‹seems› «says he has» never noticed vars; but then he admit som slight individual variations & if he find 2 forms for 2 district ever so slightly differt, thy are called species.— In th same district at same time, seen to be similar
variation hardy can occur; --------→ [to end-note 1, `61 var']
annotation State— as thes Grups hav been carefully monogrphed — & also confined to warm part of one Continent, good to consider ‹ha› what amnt of doubtful species were offered — Then state within same region could hardy vary. on accnt of crossing —
annotation All references seem here abstracted. Those not struck out, all refer to slight variations & doubtful species.—
No doubt mny of th doubtful species could be cleared up by more specimens.—
annotation horizontally crossed 141
do177, 8 do
annotation 174 tips of 4 central tail feathers, tipped with dark green
annotation Mem vast nmbers of species are known by only few specn.
annotation would it not be worth while to quote all thes cases of doubt —
State that many of th doubtful forms would be cleared up. & considered distinct , on othr hand others would be connected by intermdiate gradation.
annotation [right-hand side] 7
Vars & close species.
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annotation 61 var
annotation vertically crossed 67
annotation 74 ‹do› close species
annotation 86 var
annotation horizontally crossed 120 126 } Salviae
annotation 127 var