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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-1943

To W. B. Tegetmeier   23 August [1856]1

Down Bromley Kent

Aug 23d

My dear Sir

I shall be particularly glad of the Victoria Runt for skeleton & measurement.:2 will you send it exactly thus addressed per Coach diag Ch. Darwin Esqe

care of Mr Acton

Post office

Bromley

Kentramme

Will you enclose a bit of paper telling me where I could send in London in a fortnight or 3 weeks time the 2 Scanderoons, which seem to me very fine Birds.3 Our Carrier leaves every Wednesday night, & wd deliver pretty early the Birds anywhere in London on the Thursday morning.— I will not send them off till quite strong, & wd advise you of their going.—

About what age is your dead Runt?

yours very sincerely | Ch. Darwin

Footnotes

1
Dated by the relationship to the letters to W. B. Tegetmeier, 14 August [1856] and [15–22 August 1856].
2
Tegetmeier’s letter has not been found. He had apparently told CD that the proportions of the Victoria runt would be of significance to him. See letter to W. B. Tegetmeier, [15–22 August 1856].
3
See letter to W. B. Tegetmeier, 24 June [1856].

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-1943
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Tegetmeier, W. B.
Sent from
Down
Physical description
2pp

Summary

Instructions for delivering pigeons to Down.

Has Scandaroons for WBT.

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1943,” accessed on 12 February 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-1943

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