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Letter 2839

Darwin, C. R. to Stainton, H. T.

20 June [1860]

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    Has had a very satisfactory answer from Mr Parfitt. Asks HTS to insert query in Entomologist's Weekly Intelligencer and also to answer it himself. ["Do the Tineina and other small moths suck flowers?", Collected papers 2: 35–6.]


Down Bromley Kent

June 20th

Dear Sir

I am very much obliged for your second note. I have had a very satisfactory answer from Mr. Parfitt, who is evidently a careful & conscientious observer.—

Would you kindly insert enclosed question in the Intelligencer, & answer it yourself, if it lies in your power.—

Dear Sir | Yours truly obliged | C. Darwin

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    f1 2839.f1
    The letter from Edward Parfitt has not been found. See letter to H. T. Stainton, 11 June [1860].
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    f2 2839.f2
    See letter to Entomologist's Weekly Intelligencer, [20 June 1860]. The letter was published in the issue of 30 June 1860, p. 103. See also Collected papers 2: 35--6.
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