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To John Obadiah Westwood   15 August [1861]

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As a general rule CD thinks it best to deposit specimens in the British Museum, and "bitterly regrets" he did not send all his specimens there. Nevertheless he agrees to sending his crustaceans to the Oxford Museum.

CD is at work on Orchids. He would be greatly obliged if JOW could send him specimens of pollen-masses attached to head or base of proboscis of moths.

Asks for reference to Morren’s paper that JOW mentioned before [see 2862].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Obadiah Westwood
Date:  15 Aug [1861]
Classmark:  Oxford University Museum (Hope Entomological collections)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3234

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