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To William Hallowes Miller   [15 April 1858]

Summary

A set of questions CD prepared for his meeting with WHM to discuss the geometry of bees’ cells.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Hallowes Miller
Date:  [15 Apr 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 181: 24a
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2255A

From W. H. Miller   [14 May 1858]

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[Six fragments, mainly diagrams.] The geometry of bees’ cells.

Author:  William Hallowes Miller
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [14 May 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 48: B1b
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2272

To W. H. Miller   [after 5 June 1860]

Summary

Discusses measurements of bees’ cells. Describes modification in structure of Melipona hive. Notes importance of natural selection.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Hallowes Miller
Date:  [after 5 June 1860]
Classmark:  DAR 146
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2391

To William Hallowes Miller   5 June [1860]

Summary

Discusses measurements of bees’ cells.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Hallowes Miller
Date:  5 June [1860]
Classmark:  DAR 146
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2468

To W. H. Miller   1 December [1860]

Summary

Must prepare new edition of Origin.

Discusses structure of beehives. Mentions writings of Chauncey Wright on bees’ cells ["Remarks on the architecture of bees", Proc. Am. Acad. Arts & Sci. 4 (1857–60): 432–3].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Hallowes Miller
Date:  1 Dec [1860]
Classmark:  DAR 146
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2564

To W. H. Miller   27 December [1860]

Summary

Discusses measurements of bees’ cells.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Hallowes Miller
Date:  27 Dec [1860]
Classmark:  DAR 146
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2609

To W. H. Miller   31 December [1860]

Summary

Thanks WHM for information about honeycombs. Discusses his own measurements of combs.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Hallowes Miller
Date:  31 Dec [1860]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.189)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2617

To William Hallowes Miller   22 [November 1839]

Summary

Asks if WHM would be interested in the meteorological observations of the Falkland Islands made by B. J. Sulivan on a recent survey. Such observations are rare and appear to CD to have many points of interest.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Hallowes Miller
Date:  22 [Nov 1839]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-546

To W. H. Miller   [16 October – 27 November 1842]

Summary

Mentions preparing geological notes for press. Asks whether WHM still has some geological specimens he had examined for CD.

Urges WHM to attend important meeting of Geological Society on 3 December.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Hallowes Miller
Date:  [16 Oct – 27 Nov 1842]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.29)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-651

From William Hallowes Miller   8 March [1845]

Summary

Discusses cleavage planes of mineralogical specimens.

Author:  William Hallowes Miller
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Mar [1845]
Classmark:  DAR 39: 42
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-836
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