To William Henty 26 May 1868
Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.
May 26 1868
I am very much obliged for your kindness in sending me the table about the Sheep.1 This is a really valuable contribution. I am ashamed to trouble you, but its value wd be greatly enhanced if you cd find out for me whether the sheep belonged to one breed & its name, or to several breeds.
With respect to the other subject referred to in your letter, you may like to hear that I have lately been informed by Mr Harward, a large breeder of Shorthorns, that he tried M. Thury’s plan, & that it quite failed.2
With my best thanks, pray believe me dear Sir | yours faithfully | Charles Darwin
Thanks WH for sending a table about sheep. Wishes to know if the sheep belonged to one or several breeds. Mr Harward, a breeder of shorthorns, has tried M. Thury’s plan, and it failed.
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Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 6211F,” accessed on 17 January 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-6211F