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To D. F. Nevill   15 January 1877

Summary

Thanks DN for references.

The Apocyanaceae that catch Lepidoptera represent the most gratuitous case of cruelty in nature known to CD, since the captured butterfly is of no use to the plant.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Dorothy Fanny Nevill
Date:  15 Jan 1877
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10789

From W. H. Leggett   15 January 1877

Summary

At Asa Gray’s request, writes what he knows about Pontederia cordata.

Author:  William Henry Leggett
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Jan 1877
Classmark:  DAR 109: B127–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10790

From F. W. Pim   15 January 1877

Summary

Reply to CD’s note ["Holly berries", Collected papers 2: 189–90] from a beekeeper: attributes the scarcity of bees to the harshness of weather in preceding spring.

Author:  Frederic William Pim
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Jan 1877
Classmark:  DAR 174: 73
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10791

From W. E. Darwin   [15 January 1877]

Summary

Thanks for the copy of Orchids.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [15 Jan 1877]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 66)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10794F
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