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To John Lubbock [3 September 1862]1

Cliff Cottage | Bournemouth

Wednesday

My dear Lubbock

I beg a million pardons. Abuse me to any degree but forgive me— it is all an illusion (but almost excusable) about the Bees.2 I do so hope that you have not wasted any time for my stupid blunder.— I hate myself   I hate clover & I hate Bees—

In Haste to catch evening post | Yours sincerely | C. Darwin

Footnotes

Dated by the relationship to the letters to John Lubbock, 2 September [1862] and 5 September [1862]; the intervening Wednesday was 3 September.
See letter to John Lubbock, 2 September [1862]. See also letter to Asa Gray, [3–]4 September [1862], and letter to W. E. Darwin, [2–3 September 1862] and n. 5.

Summary

CD was in error about bees’ behaviour at clover.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-3705
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Sent from
Bournemouth
Source of text
DAR 263: 55
Physical description
1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 3705,” accessed on 21 July 2019, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-3705.xml

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 10

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