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From Thomas Campbell Eyton   [after 19 May 1862?]1

Dear Darwin

I was persuaded to sit the other day for a photograph a copy of which I enclose in hopes that you will do the same thing and send me a copy2   I have got lots of chicken by the jungle fowl from game hens3

Yours truly | Th C Eyton



CD annotations

Top of first page: ‘1862’ pencil


The date is conjectured from CD’s annotation and from Eyton’s use of stationery with a mourning border: his father-in-law, Robert Aglionby Slaney, died on 19 May 1862 (DNB).
Eyton’s photograph has not been found in the Darwin Archive–CUL.
In 1861, CD had sought assistance from Eyton while preparing chapter 7 of Variation on domesticated fowl (see Correspondence vol. 9, letters to T. C. Eyton, 3 May [1861], 6 May [1861], and 14 May [1861]).


Sends photograph. Asks CD for his.

Letter details

Letter no.
Thomas Campbell Eyton
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Eyton, Wellington, Salop
Source of text
DAR 163: 40
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 3364,” accessed on 22 September 2019,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 10