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From Henry Walter Bates   28 January 1865


Pleased at receiving CD’s letter.

HWB informs him of favourable notice of the mimetic paper [in Wiegmann’s Arch. Naturgesch. 29 (1863) pt 2: 315–19].

He is pleased with his post [Asst. Sec. of Royal Geographical Society].

Author:  Henry Walter Bates
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Jan 1865
Classmark:  DAR 160: 79
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4756

From H. W. Bates   22 March 1865


Expresses pleasure at signs of CD’s recovery.

HWB’s work on the identification of species of the genus Colobthea; relates the large number of modifications that occur in the sexual organs of closely allied species. Does not doubt that this contributes greatly to multiplication of species in nature.

Author:  Henry Walter Bates
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Mar 1865
Classmark:  DAR 160: 80
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4792

From H. W. Bates   29 March 1865


He encloses a portrait and asks for one of CD.

He has sent mimetic paper to B. D. Walsh.

Mentions work at Royal Geographical Society on N. Pole business [plans for an Arctic expedition, eventually postponed until 1875–6].

Author:  Henry Walter Bates
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Mar 1865
Classmark:  DAR 160: 81
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4800
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