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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].

Summary

Instructions for delivering pigeons to Down.

Has Scandaroons for WBT.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-1943
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Tegetmeier, W. B.
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Tegetmeier, W. B. ser.2: 62)
Physical description
2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1943,” accessed on 28 September 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-1943

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