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To W. B. Tegetmeier   1 October [1869]1

Down. | Beckenham | Kent. S.E.

Oct 1

My dear Sir

I write one to thank you & to say that the chickens arrived at Down last night all safe & lively.— I am surprised to see the feathers on back of Cock tinged with reddish or fulvous, & shall watch their adult plumage with interest.—2

Pray tell me what they cost you—with carriage, porterage, basket &c.—

In Haste | Yours very faithfully | Ch. Darwin

Footnotes

The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter to W. B. Tegetmeier, 28 September [1869].

Summary

Chickens have arrived safely.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-6921
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Physical description
2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 6921,” accessed on 18 July 2019, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-6921.xml

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 17

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