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Letter 2054

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

18 Feb [1857]

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    Has some fowls from Sir James Brooke, which WBT might like to display at Zoological Society.

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Down Bromley Kent

Feb. 18th

My dear Sir

I have just received some Fowls from the Rajah Sir James Brooke, which are not of much interest, but as I have thought you would like to display all you cd at Zoolog. Soc. I will this night send them to Carstang's. They consist of white silk Fowls originally from China, one crested, & some frizzled Fowls of unknown origin procured at Singapore. They are labelled.—

My dear Sir | Yours very sincerely | C. Darwin

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    f1 2054.f1
    Dated by the relationship to the letter to W. B. Tegetmeier, 11 February [1857].
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    f2 2054.f2
    James Brooke, raja of Saráwak, was one of the correspondents to whom CD had written in December 1855 (see Correspondence vol. 5, CD memorandum, [December 1855]).
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    f3 2054.f3
    See letter to W. B. Tegetmeier, 11 February [1857] and n. 2.
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