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To A. G. Butler   20 February [1879]


"I do not know whether the enclosed will be of any use to you.– I can say nothing of your fitness for the desired office, as I know nothing whatever of its duties.

I am sincerely sorry to hear of Mr F. Smith’s death."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Arthur Gardiner Butler
Date:  20 Feb [1879]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum (General Special Collections MSS DAR 71)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11889

From A. G. Butler   19 February 1879


Requests testimonial from CD for position of Assistant Keeper, Zoological Dept, British Museum.

Author:  Arthur Gardiner Butler
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 Feb 1879
Classmark:  DAR 160: 389
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11888

From A. G. Butler   31 March 1879


Has succeeded in obtaining Assistant Keeper’s post.

Believes it would be interesting and valuable to study the variation in organs such as scent-fans and "strigillating" [stridulating?] organs among related species of Lepidoptera.

Author:  Arthur Gardiner Butler
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 Mar 1879
Classmark:  DAR 160: 390
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11963

From A. G. Butler   13 December 1879


Supplies facts on the colours of each sex in butterflies from the genera Ornithoptera and Heterochroa.

Author:  Arthur Gardiner Butler
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Dec 1879
Classmark:  DAR 160: 391
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12355
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