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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-6211F

To William Henty   26 May 1868

Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.

May 26 1868

Dear Sir

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

Footnotes

1
See letter from William Henty, 23 May 1868.
2
CD refers to John Harward and Marc Thury; see letter from John Harward, 15 May 1868 and n. 3.

Summary

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.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-6211F
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Henty, William
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Clifford D. Stromberg (private collection)
Physical description
3pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 6211F,” accessed on 25 August 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-6211F

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