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Letter 9760

Darwin, C. R. to Lubbock, John

15 Dec [1874]

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    Asks JL to send ten shillings for the Down Friendly Club.

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    Has just read JL's paper on bees and wasps [J. Linn. Soc. Lond. (Zool.) 12 (1876): 110–39]. Is astonished by their stupidity. The experiments on colour are especially good. Suggests JL examine their retinas; sends enclosure [missing] on eyes of reptiles and birds.

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