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Letter 6893

Darwin, C. R. to Scudder, S. H.

15 Sept [1869]

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    Thanks SHS for papers he has sent.


Down. | Beckenham | Kent. S.E.

Sept. 15

Dear Sir

I am much obliged to you for sending me your ``Revision &c'' & paper on Lepidoptera, & for various other papers on former occasions, many of which I have read with very great interest—

I thank you also for your present of Harris' Ent.— Correspondence, in which I daresay I shall find points of interest; for I possess two Editions of his ``Insects of New England'', which I have read with profit—

With my best thanks & sincere respect.— | I beg leave to remain | Dear Sir | Yours very faithfully | Ch. Darwin

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    f1 6893.f1
    The year is established by the reference to Harris 1869; see n. 3, below.
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    f2 6893.f2
    CD refers to Scudder's Revision of the large, stylated, fossorial crickets (Scudder 1869a); CD's copy is in the Darwin Pamphlet Collection--CUL. Scudder had recently published several papers on Lepidoptera (Scudder 1868, Scudder 1869b, and Scudder 1869c). A copy of Scudder 1869c is in Darwin Pamphlet Collection--CUL. Beginning in 1861, Scudder had sent numerous publications and reports to CD (see Correspondence vol. 10, letter to Andrew Murray, 10 April [1862] and n. 2, and Scudder 1861). They are in the Darwin Pamphlet Collection--CUL.
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    Scudder edited the Entomological correspondence of Thaddeus William Harris (Harris 1869). CD's lightly annotated copy is in the Darwin Library--Down (see Marginalia 1: 361).
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    CD's annotated copy of A treatise on some of the insects of New England, which are injurious to vegetation (Harris 1842) is in the Darwin Library--CUL (see Marginalia 1: 361--2). CD's copy of a later edition of the book (Harris 1862) is in the Darwin Library--Down.
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