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DCP-LETT-9760

To John Lubbock   15 December [1874]1

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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.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-9760
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Lubbock, John
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Liverpool University Library (Rathbone XXI.12.3: 4)

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 9760,” accessed on 25 July 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-9760

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