Instructions for delivering pigeons to Down.
Has Scandaroons for WBT.
Down Bromley Kent
My dear Sir
I shall be particularly glad of the Victoria Runt for skeleton &
measurement.: will you send it exactly thus addressed per
care of M
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, &
About what age is your dead Runt?
yours very sincerely | Ch. Darwin
- f1 1943.f1Dated by the relationship to the letters to W. B. Tegetmeier, 14 August  and [15–22 August 1856].
- f2 1943.f2Tegetmeier'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].
- f3 1943.f3See letter to W. B. Tegetmeier, 24 June .