From W. B. Tegetmeier [29 March – 7 April 1865]1
〈one page missing〉 But I daresay you have noticed this yourself for nothing seems to escape you—
Pray do not hesitate to command me in any and every way that I can be of the slightest aid to you
My eye is getting on very well On saturday I wrote fifty of these small slips of MSS. and have not felt any inconvenience2
I mention this that you may have no scruples respecting me
Believe Me | My dear Sir Yours Very Truly | W B Tegetmeier
C Darwin Esq
**Note to. fol 13
I think it is not worth while to mention the works of mine quoted. My edition of the Poultry Book was never completed owing to the failure of the publisher4 and the Profitable Poultry has been long out of print.5 I would rather you would say from “Information obtained from me” if you think fit.6
WBT’s eye is getting on very well.
Enclosure comments on a note to folio 1 [of CD’s MS on variation], WBT thinks his works not worth citing: his edition of the Poultry book was never completed and Profitable poultry is out of print.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4803,” accessed on 5 December 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-4803