Asks for information about male birds migrating before females.
Down, Beckenham, Kent. S.E.
My dear Sir
I feel that I have a sort of prescriptive right to bother you
for information. M
Believe me, my dear Sir | Yours very sincerely | Ch. Darwin
I could no doubt find out the Brighton man's address through Sclater.
- f1 6753.f1The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from J. J. Weir, 26 May 1869.
- f2 6753.f2CD recorded John Gould's remarks in a note dated 24 March 1868 (DAR 86: C18).
- f3 6753.f3George Swaysland was a naturalist with premises at 4 Queen's Road in Brighton (Post Office directory of the six home counties 1870).
- f4 6753.f4Philip Lutley Sclater.