To Walter Elliot 3 August 1
Down. | Beckenham | Kent. S.E.
My dear Sir
Your former great kindness in giving me valuable information, makes me think that you will, if in your power, answer me a question.2
I want to know what mammals are polygamous, & I cannot find any statement about the wild Boar in Europe. In India do you happen to know whether during the breeding season, the Boar is accompanied by two or more sows?3
I hope that you will excuse me for troubling you & believe me | My dear Sir | Yours faithfully | Ch. Darwin
Asks whether the wild boar in India is polygamous.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 6849,” accessed on 26 March 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-6849