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From Frederick Smith   14 March 1878

Summary

Thanks CD for specimens of, and curious facts on, the "harvesting ant".

Author:  Frederick Smith
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Mar 1878
Classmark:  DAR 177: 198
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11422

From Frederick Smith   10 November 1857

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Sends drawings of two forms of workers of Cryptocerus discocephalus in response to CD’s request for examples of insects whose workers show disparity of form.

Author:  Frederick Smith
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Nov 1857
Classmark:  DAR 11.2: 65a
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2167

From Frederick Smith   26 February 1858

Summary

Identifies an ant described by CD and discusses the predatory habits of Formica sanguinea.

Describes some wasps’ nests.

Author:  Frederick Smith
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Feb 1858
Classmark:  DAR 177: 191 (fragile)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2226

From Frederick Smith   30 April 1859

Summary

Reports his observations on the habits of slave-making ants (Formica sanguinea).

Author:  Frederick Smith
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Apr 1859
Classmark:  DAR 177: 192 (fragile)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2456

From Frederick Smith   3 April 1860

Summary

Has studied CD’s Jamaican hive-bees and finds them identical to Apis mellifica.

Discusses the structure of wasps’ and bees’ nests

and the occurrence of winged and apterous individuals within some insect genera and species.

Author:  Frederick Smith
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Apr 1860
Classmark:  DAR 177 (fragile)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2744

From Frederick Smith   27 June [1862]

Summary

Roughly identifies some insects sent by CD; is waiting to see Francis Walker, who, he believes, has written a monograph on the family to which they belong.

Author:  Frederick Smith
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 June [1862]
Classmark:  DAR 177: 194
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3622

From Frederick Smith   28 June 1862

Summary

Has seen Francis Walker, who has identified CD’s two Hymenoptera species ["caught in Musk Orchis" – CD note].

Author:  Frederick Smith
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 June 1862
Classmark:  DAR 177: 195
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3625

From Frederick Smith   11 February 1863

Summary

Has been unable to find a book [unspecified] wanted by CD.

Author:  Frederick Smith
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Feb 1863
Classmark:  DAR 177: 196
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3978

From Frederick Smith   March 1866

Summary

Discusses the stinging habits of wasps and bees and whether or not they leave their sting in the wound.

Author:  Frederick Smith
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  Mar 1866
Classmark:  DAR 177: 197
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5023

From Frederick Smith   [c. 10 March 1868?]

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On the relative size of sexes in aculeate Hymenoptera. [See Descent 1: 347–8.]

Author:  Frederick Smith
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [c. 10 Mar 1868?]
Classmark:  DAR 82: 7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6534

From Frederick Smith   26 August 1869

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On the colours of sexes of Australian bees [see Descent 1: 366].

Author:  Frederick Smith
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Aug 1869
Classmark:  DAR 82: 1–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6871

From Frederick Smith   14 September 1869

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On stridulation of Coleoptera, Trox sabulosus, Mutilla. [See Descent 1: 380.]

Author:  Frederick Smith
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Sept 1869
Classmark:  DAR 82: A5–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6892

From Frederick Smith   8 October 1869

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Both sexes of Mononychus pseudacori and other Coleoptera stridulate.

Author:  Frederick Smith
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Oct 1869
Classmark:  DAR 82: A3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6926

From Frederick Smith   5 November 1869

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Sends reference to stridulation in an article about Scolytus by Dr Chapman "Observations on the economy of British species of Scolytus", Entomol. Mon. Mag. 6 (1870): 126–31.

Author:  Frederick Smith
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Nov 1869
Classmark:  DAR 82: 4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6972
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