From W. B. Tegetmeier 12 September 1866
Muswell Hill | London | N
My dear Sir
I have had the blocks cut as you desired and forward proofs.1 One I have returned to the engraver to have a little more shade cut away—
Would you have any objection to sign the enclosed2 I should feel it a high honour to be recommended by you, in conjunction with my friend Mr Flowers.3
If you would kindly return the paper this week it would be ready for the next meeting of the Council4
I send you with this a number of the Field containing a rather graphic account of the habits etc of the Jungle fowl—5
The suggestion that certain breeds are derived from the Sonnerattii are obviously incorrect and I consequently wrote a short reply in the paper of the following week.6
Trusting you are enjoying good health | Believe me | Very truly Yours | W B Tegetmeier
C Darwin Esq
Has had the blocks cut as requested and forwards the proofs.
Encloses article on habits of jungle fowl.