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Darwin Correspondence Project

To Raphael Meldola   3 January 1878

Down, | Beckenham, Kent. | Railway Station | Orpington. S.E.R.

Jan 3. 1878

My dear Sir,

I have many apologies to make, for I have just found the missing number of Kosmos. I dispatch by this mornings post the December number. I will before long read the discussion on stridulation to which you refer.1

As my son Francis does not attend at all to entomology but devotes all his time to plant physiology, it would be hardly worth his while to belong to yr society—which has my best wishes for its success.2

Dear Sir | Yours faithfully | Ch. Darwin


See letter to Raphael Meldola, 1 January [1878]. CD had asked Meldola to return the October 1877 issue of Kosmos, and offered to send him the December 1877 issue. In his letter to CD of 2 January [1878], Meldola had recommended a discussion of stridulation in the Transactions of the Entomological Society of London.
Meldola had invited Francis Darwin to become a member of the Entomological Society of London (see letter from Raphael Meldola, 2 January [1878]).


Is dispatching December number of Kosmos.

Will read the discussion on stridulation that RM mentioned.

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 11309,” accessed on 27 May 2024,