To Albert Günther 27 September 1
Down. | Beckenham | Kent. S.E.
My dear Dr. Günther
Your answers to all my many queries are so full, clear & explicit that I have not a word more to ask, & they will be of the greatest use to me.—2
I would not on any account ask you to write to America about which sex of the Chromids sits on the nest; but if you write on any other subject, I shd be very much obliged if you would ask.—3
I am delighted to hear that Mr Ford will undertake the drawings. I had forgotten about differences of size in sexes; no doubt the female must be in due proportion smaller.—4
Any species of Salmon, which presents during the breeding season the difference in jaws will do very well.—5
Will you ask Mr Ford whether he has done the drawings of the feather of Polyplectron & Peacock.— I hope so, otherwise I shall have a terrible hunt to get out the specimens again.—6
With the most cordial thanks & sincere sympathy | Your’s very truly | Ch. Darwin
P.S. | Private | I wish you had told me some news about your child, & how you succeed.7 You have indeed had a hard & cruel lot to bear.—
Thanks AG for full answers to queries.
Delighted Mr Ford will undertake drawings [for Descent]; comments on some illustrations he would like.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 6913,” accessed on 17 January 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-6913