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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-2472

To Entomologist’s Weekly Intelligencer1   [before 25 June 1859]2

[Down]

Coleoptera at Down.— We three very young collectors have lately taken, in the parish of Down, six miles from Bromley, Kent, the following beetles, which we believe to be rare, namely, Licinus silphoides, Panagus 4-pustulatus and Clytus mysticus. As this parish is only fifteen miles from London, we have thought that you might think it worth while to insert this little notice in the ‘Intelligencer.’—3

Francis, Leonard & Horace Darwin.

Footnotes

1
Although the published letter was signed ‘Francis, Leonard & Horace Darwin’, CD composed and sent it (LL 2: 140). See also letter to W. D. Fox, 13 November [1858], and n.3.
2
The date is established by the publication of the letter in Entomologist’s Weekly Intelligencer, 25 June 1859.
3
Henry Tibbats Stainton was the editor.

Summary

Report on three rare beetles they have recently taken in Down parish.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-2472
From
Darwin, Francis; Darwin, Leonard; Darwin, Horace
To
Entomologist’s Weekly Intelligencer
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Entomologist’s Weekly Intelligencer 6 (1859): 99

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 2472,” accessed on 28 September 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-2472

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