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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
Physical description
1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 3705,” accessed on 25 July 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-3705

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

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