Gives CD further details of the fertility of the offspring from cross of a yak and Indian cow, the so-called chooboos, whose fertility he has traced to the seventh generation [see Natural selection, pp. 437–8].
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My dear Sir,
It gave us great pleasure to receive your kind note of the 20
As we were very anxious ourselves to have decided the question about the fertility of the Chooboos, we tried to collect as much information as possible; in all instances we met with fertile Chooboos, moreover not unfrequently even with castrated one's.
I shall be most happy to give you more details, as soon as we shall have packed out & worked up our manuscripts & collections
Believe me to be | dear Sir | Yours truly | Robert Schlagintweit
- f1 2142.f1Robert and Hermann Rudolph Alfred Schlagintweit had made several reports on the results of their expedition to India and Tibet, made with their brother Adolphe, at the British Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Dublin, 26 August to 6 September 1857.
- f2 2142.f2The Athenæum, 12 September 1857, p. 1156, gave a description of Hermann and Robert Schlagintweit's ‘Notes on some of the animals of Tibet and India’ (Schlagintweit and Schlagintweit 1857). See also CD's note, above.
- f3 2142.f3Hermann and Robert Schlagintweit returned from their expedition with a vast collection of geological, botanical, and zoological specimens and ethnographic materials. The results of their travels were published in H. R. A. Schlagintweit et al. 1861–6.
- f4 2142.f4This note is with the letter in DAR 177 (fragile). CD has marked it with ‘17’ in brown crayon. The number is that of his portfolio of notes on hybridism.