From W. B. Tegetmeier 20 July 1869
The Field. | 346, Strand, | London, W.C.
July 20 1869
My dear Sir
I send you by this post a Field with an engraving of the crested Turkey and enclosed are one or two of the crest feathers.1
I am afraid I shall not do any good with the breed this season though I have nine eggs now incubating.
I enclose you some notes as to hereditary colours in Greyhounds they are by a very good authority. (Mr C M Browne) on whom I can rely2
Also about the colour of the young of Sebright bantams.3
Also a letter from Major Holland an amateur writer who figures—‘serene gossip’— The letter was not written for you to see but as it contains a fact? new to me I send it to you Please return it—as I should not like the letter which is rather equivocal to get into strange hands.4
I am going I hope to America in October, to stay about two months.— I shall ask you to give me a letter of credit if you are so disposed.
I know the value of an introduction from you in the United States. for Prof Shepherd5 of Amherst College Mass.. once sent me a most elegant flower vase, in return for two or three of your letters which he requested me to give him—. If I take over all the letters I have received from you and exchange them for green backs I shall return a millionaire.
Sincerely trusting you are improving in health | Believe me truly yours | W B Tegetmeier
Please dont trouble yourself to reply unless you have any thing special to write to me about
〈Effor〉t a fawn dog by Larriston 〈 〉 〈fa〉wn got most of his puppies 〈of th〉at color. He was 〈 〉 J〈 〉 last 〈 〉 the 〈 〉 in, the 〈 〉 Bedlam〈i〉te bring 〈 〉 on owner over sixteen hundred pounds 〈 〉 his services.6
〈Mr〉 Randells Black dog Ranter by Bedlamite 〈out of Black〉 fly was another Stud Greyhound 〈who〉 got most of his puppies, if not all, 〈b〉lack.7
Retribution by David (Lord Uffington’s) 〈was〉 a handsome brindle and got his puppies mostly of that color.8
Mr Browne’s Bedlam〈ite〉, no ma〈tter〉 〈wh〉at color the bitches he served, he 〈almost〉 〈inv〉ariably 〈got〉 all his puppies black. 〈 〉 preponderance of 〈 〉 on the sire a〈nd〉 Brewer9 own brother 〈 〉 them mostly fawns.
At the Scottish National Club t〈 〉 March 25/65 Mr J L Ewing h〈ad〉 a dog Leonardo running marked blac〈k〉 and tan for all the world like 〈a〉 black and tan English terrier. There was no reason either on sire or dam side for the color.10
Sends C. M. Browne’s notes on transmission of colour in greyhounds [see Variation, 2d ed., 2: 40]
and a letter from Major Holland.
WBT to visit America.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 6837,” accessed on 27 October 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-6837