To Henry Walter Bates 12 January 1
Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.
One line to say that I have just heard from Asa Gray, that if he had a copy of your paper he would endeavour to get Prof. Haldeman to review in Sillimans Journal of Science.2 If you have a spare copy & think it worth chance, post by Book Post it to
Prof. Asa Gray
I may as well tell you, as you will be sure to find out from resemblance to my letter that I have sent little Review of your Paper to N. Hist. Review.—3 But I have reason to believe Editors will modify some part.—
If you send copy to Asa Gray, tell me; otherwise do not trouble yourself to write.—
By the way here is question sometime for you to answer, if you can, do Bees or Lepidoptera visit flowers of Melastomatads; if you shd. remember what genera of plants, please state;4 all a mere chance. whether you can answer, I know, I hope Book progresses5
In Haste | Yours | C. Darwin
Asa Gray will try to get HWB’s paper reviewed.
Also mentions that he (CD) wrote a short review of it for Natural History Review [Collected papers 2: 87–92].
Asks whether bees or Lepidoptera visit flowers of Melastomataceae.
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- Darwin, C. R.
- Bates, H. W.
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- Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
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Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 3911,” accessed on 28 March 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-3911