skip to content

Darwin Correspondence Project

Search Results

Darwin Correspondence Project
"Darwin C R" in search-correspondent disabled_by_default
Farrer, T. H. in correspondent disabled_by_default
1871::06 in date disabled_by_default
2 Items
Sorted by:  
Page: 1

From T. H. Farrer   19 June 1871


Observations on orchids. Ophrys apifera; confirms CD’s observation on pollinia.  The nesting of ducks in trees is an example of change of instinct and habit.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st baronet and 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 June 1871
Classmark:  DAR 164: 69–70
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7826

To T. H. Farrer   21 June [1871]


Confesses to intense hatred of the bee [orchid] for its anomalous perpetual self-fertilisation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st baronet and 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  21 June [1871]
Classmark:  Trinity College Library, Cambridge (Cullum M411)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7828
Document type
letter (2)