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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-1821

To W. B. Tegetmeier   [1 February 1856]1

57 Queen Anne St | Cavendish Sqe

Friday morning

My dear Sir

I received a note from Mr Bult late last night, in which he very courteously offers to show me his Pigeons, at 11 oclock tomorrow morning, & tells me how best to get to his house per omnibus. He says “if Mr Tegetmeier comes with you it will add to the pleasure”. I hope you may, but I see it is quite a long walk.2

Pray believe me, Your’s very sincerely | Ch. Darwin

Footnotes

1
Dated by the relationship to the letter to W. B. Tegetmeier, 14 January [1856]. CD was in London, staying at the house of his brother Erasmus Alvey Darwin, to attend a council meeting of the Royal Society of London on 31 January 1856 (Royal Society council minutes).
2
Benjamin Edmund Bult’s business premises were at 25 New Quebec Street, only about half a mile from Queen Anne Street, but presumably he resided elsewhere. Tegetmeier lived about eight miles distant in Wood Green, near Tottenham (Post Office London directory 1855; CD’s Address book (Down House MS)).

Summary

Has been invited to see Mr Bult’s pigeons.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-1821
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Tegetmeier, W. B.
Sent from
London, Queen Anne St, 57
Source of text
Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Tegetmeier, W. B. ser.2: 27)
Physical description
1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1821,” accessed on 27 August 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-1821

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