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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-2054

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

1
Dated by the relationship to the letter to W. B. Tegetmeier, 11 February [1857].
2
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]).
3
See letter to W. B. Tegetmeier, 11 February [1857] and n. 2.

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

Summary

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

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 2054,” accessed on 29 May 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-2054

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