Encloses signed document.
"Much interested about all domestic animals of all savage nations."
Down Bromley Kent
My dear Galton
I return the enclosed signed with very great pleasure.—
Many thanks for information about D
I continue much interested about all domestic animals of all savage nations, though I
shall not take up cattle in detail. If on reading I
With kind remembrances to Mrs Galton, pray believe me | Yours very sincerely | Ch. Darwin.
- f1 2121.f1Dated by the reference to ‘D
r Barths work’ (see n. 3, below).
- f2 2121.f2The item has not been identified, although it may have related to the Royal Geographical Society, of which Francis Galton was honorary secretary. Galton had been elected to the position in May 1857. CD had been a fellow since 1838.
- f3 2121.f3The German geographer and traveller Heinrich Barth, a member of the British expedition to explore North and Central Africa, 1849–55, returned to England in September 1855 and began writing up an account of his African travels. The first three volumes of Barth 1857–8 were published between 15 and 30 May 1857 (Publishers' Circular, 1 June 1857, p. 230).
- f4 2121.f4CD discussed the origins and variations of domestic cattle in Variation 1: 79–93.
- f5 2121.f5Francis Galton had married Louisa Jane Butler in 1853.