Lists specimens he wants from Mr Janson, emphasising that he always wants male and female.
He extends an invitation for a Sunday in early June.
Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.
My dear Bates
You must not hurry yourself. You understand that I always want male & female.
Typhœus English species
Copris (not English sp.)
Geotrupes 2 sp.
4 or 5 or 6 other genera, some differing much, some differing little according to sex. in external appearance
I heard in Chile Chiasognathus Grantii squeaking
loudly so I w
If the beetles do not come named, & they prove
interesting, I dare say you c
Will you pay M
Should you be able to come down the early part of next
month & spend the Sunday here; it w
With many thanks | yours very sincerely | Charles Darwin
- f1 6195.f1The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from H. W. Bates, 20 May 1868.
- f2 6195.f2See letter from H. W. Bates, 20 May 1868.
- f3 6195.f3Typhaeus, a dung beetle. In Descent, both spellings appear.
- f4 6195.f4CD refers to Chiasognathus granti. See Descent 1: 377, p. 403, Correspondence vol. 1, letter to J. S. Henslow, 24 July -- 7 November 1834 and n. 11, and R. D. Keynes 2000. The specimen of C. granti collected by CD in Chile is at the Natural History Museum in London.
- f5 6195.f5CD refers to Edward Westey Janson. See letter from H. W. Bates, 20 May 1868.
- f6 6195.f6John Jenner Weir.