Gives some observations and opinions on the appearance and behaviour of mandrills.
21 Chalcot Crescent, | Regent's Pk,
Sept 13 /69
I find that I have an unanswered letter from you dated so
long back as May 28
Trusting that this will find you better in health, I remain | Yours Sincerely | E. Blyth
- f1 6887.f1CD's letter to Blyth has not been found.
- f2 6887.f2The mandrill is Mandrillus sphinx. See letters from Edward Blyth, 17 April 1869 and n. 2, and 26 April 1869.
- f3 6887.f3Blyth's article, `The Zoological Garden at Antwerp', appeared in three parts in the Field under the pseudonym `Zoophilist' (28 August, 4 and 11 September 1869, pp. 175, 191--2, 215--16).
- f4 6887.f4CD described the polygamy of the Indian elephant and wild boar during the breeding season in Descent 1: 267.
- f5 6887.f5John Keast Lord had been a member of the staff of Land and Water since the journal was launched in 1866 (ODNB). Glass has not been further identified, but see also the letter from Edward Blyth, 17 April 1869.