Hopes to begin pigeon MS in a week.
Has lately been working on bees' cells and wishes very much to examine a cylindrical one.
Down Bromley Kent
My dear Sir
I am sorry to say that I have been so much engaged with other objects, that I have not begun with my Pigeon M.S. but hope to begin in weeks time.—
I have lately been hard at work with Bees cells, a friend having lent me a glass Hive,
which could open, so that I c
This note requires no answer, without indeed you
Yours very sincerely | C. Darwin
- f1 2280.f1Dated by the reference to CD's manuscript on pigeons and by the relationship to the letter to W. B. Tegetmeier, 9 May .
- f2 2280.f2CD had promised to give Tegetmeier his pigeons when he had finished writing up the results of his study (see letters to W. B. Tegetmeier, [21 April 1858] and 9 May ). He began the manuscript later in the month (see letter to W. B. Tegetmeier, 22 June ).
- f3 2280.f3CD refers to the ‘observatory hive’ lent to him by Louis Knight Bruce (see letter to W. E. Darwin, [26 May 1858]).
- f4 2280.f4See letters to W. B. Tegetmeier, [21 April 1858] and 9 May .