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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-8010

To Edward Bartlett   15 October [1871]1

Down, | Beckenham, Kent.

Oct 15th

Dear Sir

I hope that you will excuse me troubling you, but I shd. be greatly obliged if you could send me pretty soon (as my M.S. must go to the Printers) any information on the Egyptian goose, both sifting the water & biting or tearing like a common goose the herbage.—2

I hope that you received safely the P.O.3 & the 2 geese which were returned.

Dear Sir | Yours faithfully | Ch. Darwin

Footnotes

1
The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from Edward Bartlett, 16 October 1871.
2
See also letter to Edward Bartlett, [24] September [1871]. CD refers to the sixth edition of Origin. The Egyptian goose is now Alopochen aegyptiaca.
3
P.O.: postal order. See letter to Edward Bartlett, [24] September [1871].

Summary

Asks for information on feeding habits of Egyptian goose.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-8010
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Bartlett, Edward
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Museum of Comparative Zoology, Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University (bMs 7.10.3(3))
Physical description
1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8010,” accessed on 27 July 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-8010

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