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To Frederick Smith   12 March 1878

Summary

Sends FS some specimens of harvesting ants along with the observations of their habits made by Mary Treat. If the facts are new, he believes that Mrs Treat would be gratified by their being mentioned before the Entomological Society. [See 11422.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Frederick Smith
Date:  12 Mar 1878
Classmark:  Viscount Boyd of Merton (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11418A

To Frederick Smith   [before 9 March 1858]

Summary

Four queries regarding the habits of bees and ants with answers by FS interlined between each query.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Frederick Smith
Date:  [before 9 Mar 1858]
Classmark:  DAR Pamphlet collection (bound with Smith, Frederick (a) 1854)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2235A

To Frederick Smith   29 April [1859]

Summary

Has FS observed the slaves of ormica sanguinea foraging outside the nest.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Frederick Smith
Date:  29 Apr [1859]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum, Library and Archive (L DC AL 1/22)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2455F

To Frederick Smith   4 April [1860]

Summary

Variations in sizes of bees’ cells.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Frederick Smith
Date:  4 Apr [1860]
Classmark:  H. R. Glennie (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2746

To Frederick Smith   19 June [1861]

Summary

Discusses pollen-masses found on various insects.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Frederick Smith
Date:  19 June [1861]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.255)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3189

To Frederick Smith   [c. 17 February 1864?]

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Summary

Sends, for identification, specimens of bees and wasps which fertilise orchids. [Notes in FS’s hand on the same sheet identify the specimens.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Frederick Smith
Date:  [c. 17 Feb 1864?]
Classmark:  DAR 70: 162
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3365

To Frederick Smith   9 November [1869]

Summary

CD thanks FS for his note on Scolytus. Asks that his son [E. A. Smith] send proofs when the last woodcuts [for Coleoptera chapter of Descent] are completed.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Frederick Smith
Date:  9 Nov [1869]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6979
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