To Francis Galton 13 May 1
Down Bromley Kent
I have in simple truth been quite unreasonable in begging favours of you; but yet I am going to beg one more.— I remember that you said that you knew Mr M. Parkyns.1 If you know him well enough to supplicate an answer to the enclosed query, will you do so for me?2 If you do not, tear up the question; I would not trouble you if I were not really anxious for information on the point—
Humbly begging forgiveness, I am | Dear Galton | Yours very sincerely | Charles Darwin
- Letter no.
- Darwin, C. R.
- Galton, Francis
- Sent from
- Source of text
- University College London Library (Galton 39) . Check original for endorsement.
- Physical description
Does FG know Mansfield Parkyns well enough to submit query to him? [Probably about domestication of Columba guinea in Abyssinia. See Variation 1: 183.]
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 2799,” accessed on 13 February 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-2799