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From H. W. Bates   [before 25 September 1861]

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Mention of Volucella.

Author:  Henry Walter Bates
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 25 Sept 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 160.3: 63 (fragile)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3240

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From H. W. Bates   30 September 1861

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Discusses the mimicry of the Volucella flies, and the bees and wasps they mimic. Compares it with the different object of mimicry in butterflies.

Refers to incompleteness of Cuthbert Collingwood’s paper [? "On homophormism, or organic representative forms", Proc. Liverpool Lit. & Philos. Soc. 14 (1860): 181–216].

Thanks CD for help in selecting a publisher for his book [The naturalist on the river Amazons (1863)].

Author:  Henry Walter Bates
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Sept 1861
Classmark:  DAR 205.10: 92
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3271

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From H. W. Bates   [1 December] 1861

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Furnishes CD with more information on Volucella and gives him references relating to this and butterfly colourings. States that colours are not necessarily related to resting-places but rather an endowment to enable them to withstand adverse conditions.

Author:  Henry Walter Bates
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1 Dec] 1861
Classmark:  DAR 205.10: 93
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3336

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From Henry Walter Bates   18 March 1861

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Sends his paper ["Insect fauna of the Amazon valley", Trans. R. Entomol. Soc. Lond. 2d ser. 5 (1861): 223–8, 335–61].

Points out three areas of interest arising from the study of the species of Papilio: the derivation of the fauna, the variability of the species, and the permanence of local varieties.

Discusses J. S. Baly’s views on specific differences in reproductive organs [Catalogue of the Hispidae in the collection of the British Museum (1858)].

Author:  Henry Walter Bates
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Mar 1861
Classmark:  DAR 160.1: 61
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3092

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From H. W. Bates   28 March 1861

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Discusses specific varieties, especially geographic varieties.

Comments on the effects of the glacial age on the tropics.

Sexual selection.

Author:  Henry Walter Bates
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Mar 1861
Classmark:  DAR 160.1: 62
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3104

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Bates, H. W.[X]
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Correspondent
Date
1861
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