From W. B. Tegetmeier 20 June 1865
Muswell Hill | N
My dear Sir
Your kind letter pained me very much. You should not trouble to write or dictate letters to me when you are not as well as usual.
A single line from your amanuensis to acknowledge receipt of MSS on pigeons would have been enough.1
I have written to Mr Zurhorst and if he cannot try the experiment I can readily do so.—2
Please oblige me by not answering this.
And believe me | Yours very sincerely | W B Tegetmeier
C Darwin. Esq.
The Pigeon Voyageur Belge arrived safely.3 Many thanks
WBT will try experiment for CD if Mr Zurhorst cannot do it.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4864,” accessed on 26 February 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-4864