To W. B. Tegetmeier 4 December 1
Down Bromley Kent
My dear Sir
I have no details about the Madras Fowls; except that the Pariah one is the common Form; & that the history of the Rangoon one was stated to be unknown.—2
Do not trouble yourself to write me descriptions of Fowls, as I shall see them in time in Poultry Book.—3
Since writing I have heard from the Rajah, Sir J. Brook that he has sent me some Fowls from the interior of Borneo,4 & I think I mentioned that some from Natal are on the road, so I will wait till I get some more before sending the Persians; ie without I hear that from any cause you wd like them sooner. The expence of sending them to London is nothing.—
I am very sorry to hear that you have been a sufferer & from so painful as Rheumatism.—
I am extremely glad that you are willing to describe all the Poultry, which I can get, in the Poultry Book, as I am sure it will be well done; & my only object is to know what amount of difference there is in the Fowls of different parts of world—
In Haste. | Yours very sincerely | C. Darwin
Is glad WBT is willing to describe the poultry CD can acquire. Sir James Brooke promises Borneo fowls.
- Letter no.
- Darwin, C. R.
- Tegetmeier, W. B.
- Sent from
- Source of text
- Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Tegetmeier, W. B. ser.2: 46)
- Physical description
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 2011,” accessed on 21 February 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-2011