From W. B. Tegetmeier to John Murray and Robert Francis Cooke 17 April 1865
Muswell Hill, N.
April 17 1865
My friend Mr Darwin has requested me to overlook the drawings of some pigeons and fowls for his forthcoming work.2 I have seen Mr Wells the Artist who has made the drawings for The Field—3 his terms would be 30s/. per subject for drawing on the wood.—full page size. as he declined to undertake the engraving, I have seen Messrs Butterworth & Heath who have engraved our blocks and obtained an estimate from them which I enclose4
I should prefer the drawings to be made by Mr Wells as he is exceedingly careful and truthful in his work. I am not at all particular as to the engraver, but as Messrs Butterworth & Heath engrave Mr Wells drawings very well I obtained the estimate from them, I should be glad of your authorization to enable Mr Wells to proceed with the work
I am Gentlemen | Yours obdtly | W B Tegetmeier
Messrs Murray & Co
I have left a specimen of the blocks as drawn and engraved for "The Field”5
CD has asked him to supervise drawings of pigeons and fowls [for Variation]. Sends estimates for drawings and engravings by artists who do such work for the Field.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4815,” accessed on 22 October 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-4815