CD has asked him to supervise drawings of pigeons and fowls [for Variation]. Sends estimates for drawings and engravings by artists who do such work for the Field.
Muswell Hill, N.
April 17 1865
My friend M
I should prefer the drawings to be made by M
I am Gentlemen | Yours obd
Messrs Murray & Co
I have left a specimen of the blocks as drawn and engraved for "The Field''
- f1 4815.f1Murray had asked CD to send any correspondence to his cousin and partner, Robert Francis Cooke, during the first three weeks of April (see letter to W. B. Tegetmeier, 6 April  and n. 10).
- f2 4815.f2See letters to W. B. Tegetmeier, 14 March , 28 March , and [7 April 1865]. Tegetmeier refers to Variation.
- f3 4815.f3The reference is to Luke Wells and to a series of illustrations of pigeons in the Field (see letters from W. B. Tegetmeier, 27 March 1865 and n. 5, and 10 April 1865, and letter to W. B. Tegetmeier, [7 April 1865], n. 2). The Field was an illustrated weekly paper that carried articles on country pursuits and natural history; Tegetmeier was editor of the poultry section (see letter from W. B. Tegetmeier, [after 27 February 1865]).
- f4 4815.f4Butterworth and Heath were a firm of wood-engravers with premises at 356 Strand, London (Post Office London directory 1865).
- f5 4815.f5Tegetmeier refers to the engraved wood blocks from which the illustrations for the series on pigeon breeds in the Field were printed (see letter from W. B. Tegetmeier, 27 March 1865 and nn. 5 and 7).
- f6 4815.f6Six of the engravings of pigeon breeds in Variation are signed by Butterworth and Heath (see Variation 1: 135, 137, 140, 145, 147, 152).