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To Richard Hill   8 August [1859]


Compares Jamaican with British and European honey combs.

Requests one-half dozen dead bees and 2 or 3 drones from Mr Wilkie’s stock.

His admiration for RH’s varied accomplishments and service "in the sacred cause of humanity" [the abolition of slavery].

Asks whether it is believed that domestic animals long bred in Jamaica tend to assume a particular colour or character.

Are differences observed in the West Indies in the liability of pure Europeans of light complexion and hair to take the yellow fever or other tropical complaints?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Hill
Date:  8 Aug [1859]
Classmark:  Cundall 1915
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2479A
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