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To Miss Holland   [April 1860]


Asks for information about birds eating berries of a mountain-ash.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Miss Holland
Date:  [Apr 1860]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2395

To Williams and Norgate   1 April [1860]


Thanks for information about French dictionaries.

Asks that Westminster Review [of Apr 1860] be sent.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Williams & Norgate
Date:  1 Apr [1860]
Classmark:  Swiss National Library, Helvetic Archives (SLA-Rhyn-06-d/02)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2739

To G. R. Waterhouse   1 April [1860]


Has no drone cells in collection of honeycombs. Discusses construction of cells by bees and ability of bees to judge distances in constructing comb.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Robert Waterhouse
Date:  1 Apr [1860]
Classmark:  The Natural History Museum (General Special Collections MSS DAR 7)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2740

To F. J. Pictet de la Rive   1 April [1860]


Thanks FJP for his review which CD has received and read. There have been many reviews in England opposed to CD but FJP’s is "the single one which seems … perfectly fair & just & candid". The only difference between them is that CD "attaches much more weight to the explanation of facts, & somewhat less weight to the difficulties" than FJP. "I always jump at any theory which groups & explains facts".

Would be proud to send FJP a copy of his Journal of researches.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  François Jules Pictet de la Rive
Date:  1 Apr [1860]
Classmark:  Bibliothèque de Genève (MS. fr. 1651, ff. 10–11)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2741