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Darwin Correspondence Project

From George Cupples   7 February 1874

The Cottage | Guard Bridge | Fifeshire. N.B.

(Saty.) Feby. 7/74.

My Dear Mr Darwin,

I got your note this forenoon—with postscript query.1

It so happens that on Monday and during that week I shall have to write at any rate to at least eight or ten gentlemen who are either Deerhd. breeders or fanciers, also propietors of other stock &c—and intelligent men. Today I shall also meet at dinner two or three agricultural people. From all of these I could get their separate answers to the query—which requires care. If you can allow a few days or so, it might be worth while. I shall put the query about all dogs, and besides about other stock.2

In haste yours | George Cupples


CD’s letter has not been found.
For CD’s queries, see the letter from George Cupples, 21 February 1874, enclosure 5.


Will send CD’s query to eight or ten people.

Letter details

Letter no.
George Cupples
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Guard Bridge
Source of text
DAR 161: 300
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 9274,” accessed on 26 September 2020,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 22