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Letter 1943

Darwin, C. R. to Tegetmeier, W. B.

23 Aug [1856]

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    Instructions for delivering pigeons to Down.

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    Has Scandaroons for WBT.

Transcription

Down Bromley Kent

Aug 23d

My dear Sir

I shall be particularly glad of the Victoria Runt for skeleton & measurement.: will you send it exactly thus addressed per Coach diag Ch. Darwin Esqe

care of Mr Acton

Post office

Bromley

Kentramme

Will you enclose a bit of paper telling me where I could send in London in a fortnight or 3 weeks time the 2 Scanderoons, which seem to me very fine Birds. Our Carrier leaves every Wednesday night, & wd deliver pretty early the Birds anywhere in London on the Thursday morning.— I will not send them off till quite strong, & wd advise you of their going.—

About what age is your dead Runt?

yours very sincerely | Ch. Darwin

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    f1 1943.f1
    Dated by the relationship to the letters to W. B. Tegetmeier, 14 August [1856] and [15–22 August 1856].
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    f2 1943.f2
    Tegetmeier's letter has not been found. He had apparently told CD that the proportions of the Victoria runt would be of significance to him. See letter to W. B. Tegetmeier, [15–22 August 1856].
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    f3 1943.f3
    See letter to W. B. Tegetmeier, 24 June [1856].
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