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To W. B. Tegetmeier   18 February [1857]1

Down Bromley Kent

Feb. 18th

My dear Sir

I have just received some Fowls from the Rajah Sir James Brooke,2 which are not of much interest, but as I have thought you would like to display all you cd. at Zoolog. Soc.3 I will this night send them to Carstang’s. They consist of white silk Fowls originally from China, one crested, & some frizzled Fowls of unknown origin procured at Singapore. They are labelled.—

My dear Sir | Yours very sincerely | C. Darwin


Dated by the relationship to the letter to W. B. Tegetmeier, 11 February [1857].
James Brooke, raja of Saráwak, was one of the correspondents to whom CD had written in December 1855 (see Correspondence vol. 5, CD memorandum, [December 1855]).


Correspondence: The correspondence of Charles Darwin. Edited by Frederick Burkhardt et al. 27 vols to date. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1985–.


Has some fowls from Sir James Brooke, which WBT might like to display at Zoological Society.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
William Bernhard Tegetmeier
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Source of text
Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 2054,” accessed on 22 October 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 6