Needs only one nearly-hatched chick.
Has all published numbers of Poultry book [1856–7].
My dear Sir
One egg will amply suffice, if you will be so kind as to send it to Down as
soon as one chips the shell.— I presume if the egg were put in cold water it
would easily & soon kill the Chick: it w
With many thanks | Yours very sincerely | C. Darwin
At last just before leaving home I got all the published numbers of the Poultry Book & shall soon study them.— At some future time I shall be glad of skull of the G. Bankiva again.—
Do you think it w
- f1 2111.f1Dated by the relationship to the letter to W. B. Tegetmeier, 23 June .
- f2 2111.f2Tegetmeier ed. 1856–7. See letter to W. B. Tegetmeier, 18 May .
- f3 2111.f3See Correspondence vol. 5, letter to W. B. Tegetmeier, 6 December  and n. 4.