To Thomas Campbell Eyton 12 [May 1861 – April 1863]1
Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.
I am particularly obliged to you for telling me about your crossed pigs; but the other day I was wishing to know how it would be.— When your young crossed pigs are pretty well grown up, I should very much like to hear what they are like & whether they resemble each other.—2
I doubt from what I have heard, whether your half-bred G. Sonneratii will be productive, yet I was assured many years ago that this once occurred—3
With many thanks, | Dear Eyton | Believe me | Yours very sincerely | C. Darwin
Thanks TCE for telling him of his crossed pigs. When they are grown, he would like to know whether they resemble each other.
Doubts the half-bred Gallus sonnerati will be productive, though he was assured many years ago that such a fertile half-breed once occurred.
- Letter no.
- Charles Robert Darwin
- Thomas Campbell Eyton
- Sent from
- Source of text
- Cadbury Research Library: Special Collections, University of Birmingham (EYT/1/45)
- Physical description
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 13804,” accessed on 26 April 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-13804
Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 18 (Supplement)