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To W. B. Tegetmeier   22 May [1868]

Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.

May 22

My dear Sir

This is a P.S. to my last letter;1 but first let me ask whether by chance you can find out at the Field office the address of L. Lloyd who is in Norway as his publishers believe.2

My P.S. is that I shd much like to know what is the colour of the top-knot during the first plumage, of the Black Polish with white crest,—White Polish with black crest,—Silver Polish,—& especially of Golden Spangled Polish.

2ndly I think the first plumage of the Golden Pencilled Hamburg wd be especially interesting to me—3

My dear Sir | yours very sincerely | Ch. Darwin


Letter to W. B. Tegetmeier, 20 May [1868].
Tegetmeier was pigeon and poultry editor of the Field. CD cited Llewelyn Lloyd’s Scandinavian adventures and Game birds of Sweden (Lloyd 1854 and 1867) a number of times in Descent. Lloyd’s publisher was Frederick Warne.
The references are all to breeds of poultry.


Inquires about plumage of poultry breeds.

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 6199,” accessed on 26 August 2019,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 16