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From Raphael Meldola   18 June 1879

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Discusses Fritz Müller’s paper on the mutual protection of certain mimics ["Ituna and Thyridita", Trans. R. Entomol. Soc. Lond. (1879): xx–xxviii]. [Thyridia!?]

Author:  Raphael Meldola
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 June 1879
Classmark:  DAR 171: 138
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12113

To W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   18 June 1879

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Thanks for plants

and case of sleeping Crotalaria.

"Bloom" for the present has "gone to the dogs".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  18 June 1879
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Darwin: Letters to Thiselton-Dyer, 1873–81: ff. 176–7)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12114
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Darwin in letters, 1877: Flowers and honours

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Ever since the publication of Expression, Darwin’s research had centred firmly on botany. The year 1877 was no exception. The spring and early summer were spent completing Forms of flowers, his fifth book on a botanical topic. He then turned to the…

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