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From Ernst Krause   7 June 1879

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Hopes to send last part of his work soon. CD may lay it aside or print only parts of it. Wants to add account of evolutionists before Erasmus Darwin. Superficial account by Samuel Butler makes this necessary.

Author:  Ernst Ludwig (Ernst) Krause
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 June 1879
Classmark:  DAR 92: B27
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12092

From Douglas Fox to W. de W. Abney   7 June 1879

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Regrets he knows little of Dr Erasmus Darwin, but relates anecdotes told him by his father, Dr Fox of Derby.

Author:  Douglas Fox
Addressee:  William de Wiveleslie Abney
Date:  7 June 1879
Classmark:  DAR 210.14: 29
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12093

From Francis Galton   7 June 1879

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Conveys some information about Dr Erasmus Darwin’s second wife and discusses photos of him and his wife.

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 June 1879
Classmark:  DAR 210.9: 14
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12094
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A tale of two bees

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Darwinian evolution theory fundamentally changed the way we understand the environment and even led to the coining of the word 'ecology'. Darwin was fascinated by bees: he devised experiments to study the comb-building technique of honey bees and…

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