To Abraham Dee Bartlett 30 January 1
Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.
My dear Sir
You have two rabbits of mine from Porto Santo.2 Will you be so good as to have one of them killed, taking great care that the skull & vertebræ are not broken, & sent as soon as you can, addressed,
C. Darwin Esq
Care of Down Postman
I shall be very much obliged if you will inform me whether you have got young from these rabbits with the females of any other breed?3
I want to beg one other favour; I want to examine under the microscope the tipped feathers of Gallus Sonneratii 4 Could you send me one or two?
Believe me my dear Sir | yours very faithfully | Ch. Darwin
Orders that one of CD’s Porto Santo rabbits be killed and sent to him.
Asks whether ADB has got young from mating these with females of other breeds.
- Letter no.
- Darwin, C. R.
- Bartlett, A. D.
- Sent from
- Source of text
- Yale University Library: Manuscripts and Archives (Joseph Bradley Murray Collection (MS 363) Box 1, folder 4)
- Physical description
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4758,” accessed on 24 February 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-4758