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From William Swale   13 July 1858

Summary

Discusses the absence of a native bee in New Zealand and the insects which probably performed its fertilising function [see "Agency of bees in fertilization", Collected papers 2: 21]. Describes the success of the naturalised hive-bee and also the rapid spread of introduced members of the Fabaceae.

Author:  William Swale
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 July 1858
Classmark:  DAR 177: 323 (fragile), DAR 205.4: 79
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2308

From William Swale   16 February [1870?]

Summary

Sends CD some notes on the habits of the "American Blight Bird" in New Zealand.

Author:  William Swale
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Feb [1870?]
Classmark:  DAR 177: 324
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7109
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