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Darwin Correspondence Project

To A. G. Butler   9 May 1877

Down, | Beckenham, Kent. | Railway Station | Orpington. S.E.R.

May 9th 77

My dear Sir

I have been always inclined to think that sparrows were acute & crafty birds, but you certainly show that they are fools, & if they go on behaving in so ideotic a manner, you will do quite right to expose their conduct in some public Journal!—1

Yours sincerely | Ch. Darwin

Footnotes

Summary

"I have always been inclined to think that sparrows were acute & crafty birds, but you certainly show that they are Fools, & if they go on behaving in so idiotic a manner, you will do quite right to expose their conduct in some public Journal!--"

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-10957
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
Arthur Gardiner Butler
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Natural History Museum (General Special Collections MSS DAR 67)
Physical description
1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 10957,” accessed on 26 September 2021, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-10957.xml

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