To W. B. Tegetmeier [18 June 1857]1
Dr Lane’s Hydropathic Estabmt | Moor Park | Farnham | Surrey
My dear Sir
I write merely to thank you for your offer crossed yellow Magpie & Helmet, but it will be of no use to me.2
I am very glad you are investigating the tail question, & I hope that you will work out the down & colour point.—3 I am really delighted that the Borneo fowls turn out in the least interesting.—4
With respect to the Runt, I fancied by your having only one that it was not valuable.— Have you any interest with Mr Bridge to supplicate him for a dead body shd one die.5 I am much interested in Runts, as they seem to vary or differ more than other Breeds.6 It is a pity to take your young Gulliver Runt, for I shd hope I cd get one some time dead by chance from Mr Gulliver.—
My dear Sir | Yours very sincerely | C. Darwin
P.S. I presume you do not care for any of the Pigeons mentioned in my last note.
Is glad WBT is investigating "the tail question"; hopes he will work out "down & colour point". Is much interested in runts, which seem to vary more than other breeds.
- Letter no.
- Darwin, C. R.
- Tegetmeier, W. B.
- Sent from
- Moor Park
- Source of text
- Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Tegetmeier, W. B. ser.2: 42)
- Physical description
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 2108,” accessed on 31 August 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-2108