To W. B. Tegetmeier 23 August 1
Down Bromley Kent
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
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
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