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Darwin Correspondence Project

To William Bernhard Tegetmeier   17 January [1858]1

Down Bromley Kent

Jan. 17th

My dear Sir

I have just received from Honble Walter Elliot a few fowls from Burma,2 & I shd. like you to see them. Will you let me have a line to say where I shall send them. They are in small not heavy Box about 2 ft by 1 & 1 deep.—

In Haste Yours very sincerely | C. Darwin

Footnotes

Although the letter was endorsed ‘1857’, presumably by Tegetmeier, it seems from the relationship to the letter to W. B. Tegetmeier, 14 April [1858], that this was a mistake.
CD had asked Walter Elliot, a member of the council of the governor of Madras, to send him skins of domestic pigeons and poultry in 1856 (Correspondence vol. 6, letter to Walter Elliot, 23 January 1856). CD received one consignment that year and another in 1857 (ibid. vol. 6, letters to W. B.Tegetmeier, 3 November [1856] and to J. D. Hooker, 22 August [1857]).

Bibliography

Correspondence: The correspondence of Charles Darwin. Edited by Frederick Burkhardt et al. 26 vols to date. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1985–.

Summary

Has received Burmese fowls’ skins from Walter Elliot.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-2205
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Tegetmeier, W. B. ser.2: 52)
Physical description
1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 2205,” accessed on 13 December 2019, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-2205.xml

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 7

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