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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-1975

To W. B. Tegetmeier   15 October [1856]

Down Bromley Kent

Oct— 15th

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

Footnotes

1
See letter to W. B. Tegetmeier, 21 September [1856].
2
See letter from W. F. Daniell, 8 October – 7 November 1856.
3
Carstang is listed in CD’s Address book (Down House MS) under ‘pigeons’. His address was Ship Tavern Passage, Leadenhall Market, an area of London associated with meat and poultry markets.
4
Bernard Philip Brent.

Summary

Has received fowls from interior of Sierra Leone.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-1975
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.1: 6)
Physical description
3pp †

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1975,” accessed on 31 July 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-1975

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