To John Crawfurd 25 March 1
Down Bromley Kent
My dear Mr Crawfurd
You sent me some time ago an essay “On the relation of the Domestic Animals to Civilization.” You give some facts on Fowls to which I wish to refer.2 Now will you be so kind as to tell me when this was published, as it has no name of Author nor title, & I do not know how to refer to it— What is its date? There is one other question which possibly you may be able & have kindness to answer viz is Sir W Jones date of 1200 BC esteemed correct for Institutes of Menu?3
It is a long time since I have troubled you, so forgive me I most sincerely hope you are well.— Pray believe me | yours sincerely | C Darwin
Asks for information about JC’s essay, "On the relation of the domesticated animals to civilisation" [read at BAAS meeting 1859].
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 13786,” accessed on 8 December 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-13786