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Darwin Correspondence Project

To W. B. Tegetmeier   18 February [1857]1

Down Bromley Kent

Feb. 18th

My dear Sir

I have just received some Fowls from the Rajah Sir James Brooke,2 which are not of much interest, but as I have thought you would like to display all you cd at Zoolog. Soc.3 I will this night send them to Carstang’s. They consist of white silk Fowls originally from China, one crested, & some frizzled Fowls of unknown origin procured at Singapore. They are labelled.—

My dear Sir | Yours very sincerely | C. Darwin

Footnotes

Dated by the relationship to the letter to W. B. Tegetmeier, 11 February [1857].
James Brooke, raja of Saráwak, was one of the correspondents to whom CD had written in December 1855 (see Correspondence vol. 5, CD memorandum, [December 1855]).
See letter to W. B. Tegetmeier, 11 February [1857] and n. 2.

Summary

Has some fowls from Sir James Brooke, which WBT might like to display at Zoological Society.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-2054
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: 40)
Physical description
2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 2054,” accessed on 4 December 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-2054

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