To Albert Müller 28 March 1
Down Bromley Kent
I shd. have been very glad to have given you the desired information, had it been in my power; but I can assign no reason for fewer slaves being captured in England than in Switzerland.2 That this is the case, can hardly be doubted after Mr Smith’s & my own examination of so many nests.—3 I forget whether I stated in the earlier edition of the Origin that I had found one nest with the slaves going out in search of food.—4
I remain Dear Sir | Yours faithfully | Ch. Darwin
Writes on slave-making ants; cannot explain why fewer slaves are caught in England than in Switzerland.
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- Darwin, C. R.
- Müller, Albert
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- University Library, Basel, Allgemeine Autographensammlung, D
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Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5040,” accessed on 27 July 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-5040