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Darwin Correspondence Project

To T. C. Eyton   3 December [1855]

Down Bromley Kent

Dec. 3d.

Dear Eyton

Very many thanks for the information which will be of the greatest use to me.— I am well in my subject & have got several Pigeons already in water & very many alive & flourishing, & I mean to try to get Domestic Pigeons from all parts of the world.—1

I am delighted to hear that you are at dogs;2 it will be splendid for my work individually, & I am sure most desirable for Science.

I have somewhere, I am almost certain, the head of a Chinese Dog:3 would you like to have this? if so (always supposing that I can find it) shall I send it you direct, or have it left anywhere in London.—

I have alive a German Spitz Dog,4 very pure bred; if it shd. die, shd. I send you the carcase? but as it is young, probably it will live long.—

With many thanks | Yours most truly | Ch. Darwin

Footnotes

See CD’s memorandum, [December 1855].
See letter to T. C. Eyton, 25 October [1855].
In CD’s Questions and experiments notebook, p. 22 (Notebooks), there is a list of points to discuss with Eyton dated October 1844, including a reference to ‘Chinese Dog’s Head to send’.
A pomeranian dog.

Summary

Now has several pigeons, and intends to get pigeons from all parts of the world.

Glad TCE is working at dogs. Would TCE like head of Chinese dog?

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-1789
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
Thomas Campbell Eyton
Sent from
Down
Source of text
American Philosophical Society (116)
Physical description
4pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1789,” accessed on 23 March 2019, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-1789

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 5

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