Sends FS some specimens of harvesting ants along with the observations of their habits made by Mary Treat. If the facts are new, he believes that Mrs Treat would be gratified by their being mentioned before the Entomological Society. [See 11422.]
Down, | Beckenham, Kent. | Railway Station | Orpington. S.E.R.
March 12 1878
My dear M
I have thought that the enclosed specimens might interest you.
As far as my ignorance permits me to judge, the great difference
in the casts of workers seems very curious; & some of M
Yours sincerely | Charles Darwin
- f1 11418a.f1This letter is not yet published in the edition of The correspondence of Charles Darwin; it is due to appear in volume 26. The text is being made available here ahead of print publication as part of the `Darwin and Gender' project funded by The Bonita Trust.