To W. B. Tegetmeier 15 October 
Down Bromley Kent
My dear Sir
Many thanks for the Runt received this morning.1
I have had some live fowls sent me from some way in interior of Sierra Leone, so that they are genuine Africans.—2 Would you like a Cockrel to look at & then kill if it so pleases you. I could send it to Carstang’s carriage free.3 But I must tell you that Mr Brent4 called here the other day & looked at them & says they have no marked character, having a good deal of the Game in them, with perhaps a dash of the Malay, especially a Hen, which I shall keep for skeleton. I doubt whether the Cock is worth your having, but it is most entirely at your service.—
By the way I shd be very glad of a Malay Cock, if you can ever get one dead for me.—
With many thanks | Your’s very sincerely | C. Darwin
- Letter no.
- Darwin, C. R.
- Tegetmeier, W. B.
- Sent from
- Source of text
- Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Tegetmeier, W. B. ser.1: 6)
- Physical description
- 3pp †
Has received fowls from interior of Sierra Leone.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1975,” accessed on 3 May 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-1975