To W. B. Tegetmeier 11 May 1
Down Bromley Kent
My dear Sir
To take your note seriatim, I am very much obliged for the authentic information in regard to the Laughing Pigeons:2 I shall be most particularly glad to have the pair you refer to at 7s . or more if you think right.
I am almost sorry I did not get the Silk fowls for 18s though it would have been rather extravagant as one dead Bird would have done as well for me; nevertheless I am rather sorry that I was not extravagant.—
Very many thanks for the renewed offer of the Silver-spangled Poland eggs.—
With respect to the Anerley Show,3 I have very great fears I shall not be at home, which I shall very much regret; but I am going to take my whole Family to Tenby for a month or 5 weeks,4 & I doubt whether I shall have returned.
If you really think the committee would like my name, certainly I can have no sort of objection to the compliment thus paid me.5
I suppose in such cases any sort of title is adviseable, so that you can, if you think fit, append to my name “Vice Pres: Royal Society” & F. Zoolog. Soc.y if you like.—
With many thanks for all your kindness, pray believe me | Your’s very sincerely | Ch. Darwin
PS. With respect to Steven’s sale-list if you see anything which might interest me, I shd be very much obliged for a copy, but not otherwise.—6
Thanks WBT for help with pigeons and poultry.
Will probably be away at the time of Anerley show.
- Letter no.
- Darwin, C. R.
- Tegetmeier, W. B.
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- Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Tegetmeier, W. B. ser.2: 20)
- Physical description
- 4pp †
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Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1873,” accessed on 3 December 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-1873