To Henry Walter Bates 18 December 1
Down Bromley | Kent
Will you kindly do me a favour?— Mr Blyth tells me that in 23d vol. of your R. G. Journal, there is a letter from Commander R?/Butakoft to Sir R. Murchison, in which the tameness of the deer on recently visited Isld. in Lake Aral is mentioned.2 Now if passage is quite short, will you have it copied for me, with man’s name—proper volume, date, of vol. & page.— If passage is long, can you send me Vol. by Post & it shall soon be returned, as I want it soon.—
Forgive me troubling you | & believe me | Dear Bates | Yours very sincerely | Ch. Darwin
Asks for a letter on the tameness of deer, written by Commander A. Boutakoff to R. I. Murchison and printed in the Journal [J. R. Geogr. Soc. 23 (1853): 93–101].
- Letter no.
- Darwin, C. R.
- Bates, H. W.
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- Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection), FF7
- Physical description
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5312,” accessed on 25 October 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-5312