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Darwin Correspondence Project

To John Lubbock   15 December [1874]

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Summary

Asks JL to send ten shillings for the Down Friendly Club.

Has just read JL’s paper on bees and wasps [J. Linn. Soc. Lond. (Zool.) 12 (1876): 110–39]. Is astonished by their stupidity. The experiments on colour are especially good. Suggests JL examine their retinas; sends enclosure [missing] on eyes of reptiles and birds.

Summary

Asks JL to send ten shillings for the Down Friendly Club.

Has just read JL’s paper on bees and wasps [J. Linn. Soc. Lond. (Zool.) 12 (1876): 110–39]. Is astonished by their stupidity. The experiments on colour are especially good. Suggests JL examine their retinas; sends enclosure [missing] on eyes of reptiles and birds.

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 9760,” accessed on 17 August 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-9760

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 22

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