To W. B. Tegetmeier [18 September 1856]1
Leith Hill Place | Dorking Surrey
My dear Sir
Your letter has been forwarded here.— I am very glad that you approve of the Scanderoons.—
Many thanks for your offers about dead Pigeons.— I return home tomorrow & will then look over my Catalogue & gratefully tell you what I want.2
I have got to care very much about Rabbits & Ducks, as the evidence is better of single origin than in most cases, & therefore differences in their structure the more concerns me. Should any odd Duck (domestic) or Rabbit be ever offered not very dear at Steven’s I shd be very glad to purchase.—
I was most sincerely sorry to hear of the death of our old & excellent friend,—Yarrell.—3
Your’s very sincerely | C. Darwin
CD concerned with rabbits and ducks because evidence of their single origin is "better … than in most cases".
Death of William Yarrell.
- Letter no.
- Darwin, C. R.
- Tegetmeier, W. B.
- Sent from
- Leith Hill Place
- Source of text
- Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Tegetmeier, W. B. ser.2: 37)
- Physical description
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1955,” accessed on 21 February 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-1955