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From A. S. Packard   30 October 1879

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This autumn several observers have noted Plusia moths caught in the flowers of Physianthus albens. Also bees attack and devour the trapped moths.

Author:  Alpheus Spring Packard, Jr
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Oct 1879
Classmark:  DAR 174: 3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12277

From Eduard Schulte   30 October 1879

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Asks for reference to article on butterfly [see CD’s "Sexual colours of certain butterflies", Collected papers 2: 220–2].

Author:  Eduard Schulte
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Oct 1879
Classmark:  DAR 177: 65
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12278

From T. H. Farrer   30 October 1879

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Has Torbitt any further results? THF has forgotten what he had proposed to do.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Oct 1879
Classmark:  DAR 164: 94
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12279
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Darwin and working from home

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Ever wondered how Darwin worked? To celebrate Darwin’s 211th birthday we are launching For the Curious, a series of simple interactives that explore different areas of Darwin’s life, work and legacy through his letters. We start with ‘Darwin working…

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