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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-4042

To [Thomas White Woodbury]1   15 March [1863]2

[Down] March 15 – [Suggests that Woodbury look at some bee and comb specimens received by CD from Africa.]3

Footnotes

1
The recipient is identified by the relationship between this letter and the letter from T. W. Woodbury, 17 March 1863.
2
The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from T. W. Woodbury, 17 March 1863.
3
The specimens were probably those obtained by Joseph Dalton Hooker from Gustav Mann, who was collecting botanical specimens in West Africa for the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (see letter from J. D. Hooker, [15 March 1863]). CD and Woodbury, who was one of the contributors to the beekeeping section of the Journal of Horticulture and Cottage Gardener, had corresponded in the summer of 1862, when CD was writing the section for Variation about bees from different localities (see Correspondence vol. 10).

Summary

TWW should look at bee and comb specimens received by CD from Africa.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-4042
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Woodbury, T. W.
Sent from
unstated
Source of text
B. Altman & Co. (New York Times, 12 October 1975, p. 39)
Physical description
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Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4042,” accessed on 30 September 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-4042

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