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To H. T. Stainton   20 June [1860]

Down Bromley Kent

June 20th

Dear Sir

I am very much obliged for your second note. I have had a very satisfactory answer from Mr. Parfitt, who is evidently a careful & conscientious observer.—1

Would you kindly insert enclosed question in the Intelligencer, & answer it yourself, if it lies in your power.—2

Dear Sir | Yours truly obliged | C. Darwin


The letter from Edward Parfitt has not been found. See letter to H. T. Stainton, 11 June [1860].
See letter to Entomologist’s Weekly Intelligencer, [20 June 1860]. The letter was published in the issue of 30 June 1860, p. 103. See also Collected papers 2: 35–6.


Has had a very satisfactory answer from Mr Parfitt. Asks HTS to insert query in Entomologist’s Weekly Intelligencer and also to answer it himself. ["Do the Tineina and other small moths suck flowers?", Collected papers 2: 35–6.]

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Henry Tibbats Stainton
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Natural History Museum (Gen. lib. MSS/ DAR : 18)
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Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 2839,” accessed on 20 June 2018,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 8