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To Richard Strachey   10 December [1873]

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The case of the bees interests CD. He does not doubt that because of the size of their jaws humble-bees will be found all over the world to be the biters and hive-bees to profit from their work.

Thinks he has heard of land shells descending in the manner described by RS.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Strachey
Date:  10 Dec [1873]
Classmark:  The British Library (IOL Mss Eur F127)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9177

From Richard Strachey   25 August 1873

Summary

Reports that grapes are spoiled by rain at vintage time and that damaged grapes, whose "bloom" is not intact, are particularly susceptible.

Author:  Richard Strachey
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Aug 1873
Classmark:  DAR 177: 264
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9026

From Richard Strachey   9 December 1873

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Sends observations from a friend in India confirming CD’s view that bees cut the tubes of flowers to extract [nectar] in order to save time.

Also observations on snails descending from trees on threads suspended from their tails.

Author:  Richard Strachey
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Dec 1873
Classmark:  DAR 46.2: C56–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9176
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