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From Robert Swinhoe   10 February 1870

33 Oakley Square SW.

10 February, 1870.

My dear Mr. Darwin,

I must apologise for troubling you again so soon.1 You told me some time ago of a gentleman who made a study of the skulls of Cattle, and was doing good work with them. Could you kindly inform me where I could find this gentleman?2 I have a series of Skulls of the small Chinese Yellow Cow3 together with a photograph of a fine Bull of the same breed and I should like much to get him to examine them before I put them into the Museum.

Your’s very truly, | Robert Swinhoe.


The reference has not been identified.
Swinhoe probably refers to a specimen of Southern yellow cattle, a variety of zebu cattle, Bos taurus indicus.


Asks who the gentleman is who is studying cattle skulls; RS has some that he would like examined.

Letter details

Letter no.
Robert Swinhoe
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
London, Oakley Square, 33
Source of text
DAR 177: 334
Physical description
ALS 2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7102,” accessed on 4 October 2023,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 18