To Francis Galton 4 February 1
Down | Bromley | Kent
I am going to trouble you again. I hear from Norton Shaw,2 that you have aided & have influence with Revd. Erdhardt(?), a missionary from East Africa.—3 At Mr Shaw’s suggestion I wrote to Revd. Erdhardt, several weeks ago, asking him whether he could give me any sort of information in regard to the domesticated poultry & animals on East Africa, about which I am very curious & very unable to get any sort of information. I daresay he thought me a very troublesome & impertinent fellow; but anyhow I have had no answer. Now will you see whether you can exert your influence with him? But pray do not take trouble to answer this, as if you can, I know you will help me, & if you cannot I shall so understand it.—4
We have all been here having a very sick house, but are now better. I hope Mrs. Galton is well.5 I had intended calling on you when lately in London, but I am generally overwhelmed with more things to do, than I can anyhow get through.
Believe me | Yours most sincerely | Charles Darwin
Can FG use his influence with Rev. [Erhardt] to get information about domesticated poultry in Africa for CD?
- Letter no.
- Charles Robert Darwin
- Francis Galton
- Sent from
- Source of text
- Library, University College London (Galton papers 39)
- Physical description
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 3059,” accessed on 27 April 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-3059
Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 7 (Supplement)