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From Gerard Krefft   3 November 1873

Australian Museum Sydney

Novbr 3 1873

Dear Sir

The Bearer, whom I should like to introduce to you, is Mr Bradley1 a keen observer as regards spiders in particular   Mr Bradley may probably remember something about the flowering of the Eucalypti—at any rate the many insects who visit the flowers when the pollen is almost shed.2 If you care about the habits of snakes my friend will be able to give you some information

I remain | dear Sir | yours very sincerely | Gerard Krefft

Charles Darwin Esq | FRS | Down | Beckenham Kent


Henry Houghton Burton Bradley.
For CD’s query whether Eucalyptus was a dichogamous genus, see the letter to Gerard Krefft, [September 1873].


Letter of introduction for Mr Bradley, an expert on spiders.

Letter details

Letter no.
Johann Louis Gerard (Gerard) Krefft
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Australian Museum, Sydney
Source of text
DAR 169: 122
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 9129,” accessed on 28 October 2020,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 21