Specifies pigeons in which he is interested. Has become almost more interested in rabbits than anything else.
Down Bromley Kent
My dear Sir
Very many thanks for the Catalogue just received. If the Black Hen Carrier
The Rabbits being in Hutches will go dear; but if any old one went cheap &
appeared good, I sh
For live Birds, I find the following the quickest address.
(To be forwarded)
You know so well what I want & are so very kind that I will leave to your judgment. Carriers are the only distinct Pigeons, which I have not had dead or alive.
Your's very truly obliged | C. Darwin
What a splendid development of skull your young Polands have.
- f1 2068.f1Dated by the relationship to the letter to W. B. Tegetmeier, 21 September .
- f2 2068.f2John Bailey Jr of Mount Street and his father were expert breeders and dealers in ornamental birds, from whom CD purchased a number of different breeds.
- f3 2068.f3Charles N. or Samuel C. Baker.
- f4 2068.f4According to his Account book (Down House MS), CD paid for these skeletons on 7 October 1856.
- f5 2068.f5A carrier left the George Inn, Borough High Street, and called at Farnborough, Kent every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday (Post Office London directory 1856).
- f6 2068.f6See letters to W. B. Tegetmeier, 20 March , n. 8 and 24 June .