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Darwin Correspondence Project

To E. W. V. Harcourt   24 June [1856]

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Summary

Thanks EWVH for his offer but he is not likely to go to London soon to visit John Leadbeater, the bird dealer; he could take a rock pigeon for comparison, but other skins he would have compare at the British Museum.

Would be obliged if EWVH could investigate domestic species in Egypt, especially a type of dog depicted in ancient monuments; and he is particularly interested in tumbler pigeons.

Summary

Thanks EWVH for his offer but he is not likely to go to London soon to visit John Leadbeater, the bird dealer; he could take a rock pigeon for comparison, but other skins he would have compare at the British Museum.

Would be obliged if EWVH could investigate domestic species in Egypt, especially a type of dog depicted in ancient monuments; and he is particularly interested in tumbler pigeons.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-1909F
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
Edward William Vernon Harcourt
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Bodleian Libraries, Oxford (MS. Harcourt dep. adds. 346, fols. 255–7)
Physical description
6pp

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Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1909F,” accessed on 24 September 2021, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-1909F.xml

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