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Darwin Correspondence Project

From Francis Galton   9 April [1871]1

5 Bertie Terrace | Leamington

Easter Sunday

My dear Darwin

Yes! The carrier wd. be the best.2 Will you, if you have not already written to Fraser,3 send me a card to say day & approximate hour for the carrier to call, that I may instruct my man4 to get the rabbits ready, for him. (There is no hurry.)— They will not want to be kept apart for 2 months to come   then, the bucks shd. be separated. the does may run together, until a week before their litters. Give them plenty of play room. One square yard for each adult rabbit, is the minimum for perfect health.

Ever yrs. | F. Galton


The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from Francis Galton to Francis Darwin, 7 April 1871. In 1871, Easter Sunday was 9 April.
No letter from CD has been found, but see the letter from Francis Galton to Francis Darwin, 7 April 1871. The Down carrier was George Snow.
Galton may refer to Thomas Bass.


Arrangements for transfer of rabbits to CD.

Letter details

Letter no.
Francis Galton
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Source of text
DAR 105: A41
Physical description
ALS 2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7671,” accessed on 13 September 2023,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 19