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From John Lubbock   [after 28 April 1860?]

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Gives CD references to papers on eyes of lower animals.

Author:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 28 Apr 1860?]
Classmark:  DAR 48: 68
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2394

From William Masters   [after 7 April 1860]

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Facts and inferences relating to different varieties of sweetpeas.

Author:  William Masters
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 7 Apr 1860]
Classmark:  DAR 77: 39–40
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2622

From Frederick Smith   3 April 1860

Summary

Has studied CD’s Jamaican hive-bees and finds them identical to Apis mellifica.

Discusses the structure of wasps’ and bees’ nests

and the occurrence of winged and apterous individuals within some insect genera and species.

Author:  Frederick Smith
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Apr 1860
Classmark:  DAR 177 (fragile)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2744

From J. S. Henslow   7 April 1860

Summary

Sketch and description of a [wasp’s] nest from Cuba. [Notes by CD on wasps’ nests and comb-building habits of hive-bees.]

Author:  John Stevens Henslow
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Apr 1860
Classmark:  DAR 166.1:180 [diagram here]
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2750

From Thomas Stewardson    16 April 1860

Summary

CD elected correspondent of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia.

Author:  Thomas Stewardson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Apr 1860
Classmark:  DAR 229: 3, 230: 4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2761A

From J. D. Hooker   [20 April 1860]

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CD’s observations on curved styles read well. JDH seeks morphological rationale of curvature in the position of nectaries.

He has avoided lecturing to Royal Family’s children at Buckingham Palace.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [20 Apr 1860]
Classmark:  DAR 100: 139–40
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2764

From J. D. Hooker   [28 April 1860]

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Has examined Leschenaultia and concludes the external viscid surfaces have nothing to do with the stigmatic surface. Agrees with CD’s style and nectary conclusions; accounts for their form and position in irregular flowers by describing floral development.

[Enclosed are some queries by CD with answers by JDH. Gives information on seed setting by Mucuna

and an opinion on the abruptness of N. and S. limits of plant ranges.]

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [28 Apr 1860]
Classmark:  DAR 100: 150–1, DAR 166.2: 262
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2774
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