To W. B. Tegetmeier 25 [June 1857]1
My dear Sir
One egg will amply suffice, if you will be so kind as to send it to Down as soon as one chips the shell.— I presume if the egg were put in cold water it would easily & soon kill the Chick: it wd be as well just to see that there was a chick inside. To save trouble I enclose some stamps which I presume will cover the weight.—
With many thanks | Yours very sincerely | C. Darwin
At last just before leaving home I got all the published numbers of the Poultry Book & shall soon study them.—2 At some future time I shall be glad of skull of the G. Bankiva again.—3
Do you think it wd be any use my writing to Mr Bridges to ask for Carcase of the long-winged Runt? If so when you send egg will you tell me address.—
- 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: 38)
- Physical description
Needs only one nearly-hatched chick.
Has all published numbers of Poultry book [1856–7].
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 2111,” accessed on 24 May 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-2111