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To J.-H. Fabre   6 January 1880

Summary

Thanks JHF for copy of his Souvenirs entomologiques [1879].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Jean-Henri Casimir (Jean-Henri) Fabre
Date:  6 Jan 1880
Classmark:  Muséum national d’histoire naturelle, Bibliothèque centrale, Paris (Ms FAB 32)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12406

To J.-H. Fabre   31 January 1880

Summary

Comments on JHF’s book [Souvenirs entomologiques (1879)].

Discusses story told by Erasmus Darwin about a wasp cutting off wings of fly.

Sorry JHF is opposed to descent theory.

Suggests experiment concerning insects’ sense of direction.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Jean-Henri Casimir (Jean-Henri) Fabre
Date:  31 Jan 1880
Classmark:  DAR 144: 14; Muséum national d’histoire naturelle, Bibliothèque centrale, Paris (Ms FAB 32)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12443

To J.-H. Fabre   20 February 1880

Summary

Discusses sense of direction of cats and other animals.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Jean-Henri Casimir (Jean-Henri) Fabre
Date:  20 Feb 1880
Classmark:  Muséum national d’histoire naturelle, Bibliothèque centrale, Paris (Ms FAB 32)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12494

To J.-H. Fabre   21 January 1881

Summary

Discusses JHF’s investigations of animals’ sense of direction. Suggests experiment involving magnetism.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Jean-Henri Casimir (Jean-Henri) Fabre
Date:  21 Jan 1881
Classmark:  Harmas Jean-Henri Fabre
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13022

From J.-H. Fabre   3 January 1880

Summary

Sends a copy of his Souvenirs entomologiques [1879].

Author:  Jean-Henri Casimir (Jean-Henri) Fabre
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Jan 1880
Classmark:  DAR 164: 1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12398

From J.-H. Fabre   18 February 1880

Summary

On instinct in insects. Intends to experiment as CD proposes.

Author:  Jean-Henri Casimir (Jean-Henri) Fabre
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Feb 1880
Classmark:  DAR 164: 2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12493
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