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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

Footnotes

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.
Oscar Louis Fraser.
Galton may refer to James Harwood.

Summary

Arrangements for transfer of rabbits to CD.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-7671
From
Francis Galton
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Leamington
Source of text
DAR 105: A41
Physical description
2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7671,” accessed on 24 September 2019, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-7671.xml

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

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