From John Lubbock 9 December 1
15, Lombard Street. E.C.
My dear Mr. Darwin
You will find the passage in P. 6 of Prehistoric Times. It is a very remarkable statement, & something like his prophetic allusion to the dark rays of light which Tyndall has quoted.2
As to the Humble Bees they would if once landed in Australia probably destroy some native insect & I wish Mr. Wilson would leave the Australian fauna alone.3
I will not forget the clubs.4
Believe me | Yours most sincerely | John Lubbock
Introduction of humble-bees into Australia.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5716,” accessed on 19 January 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-5716