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To G. H. K. Thwaites   2 September 1868

Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.

Sep 2. 1868

My dear Thwaites

I am very much obliged to you for taking all my questions so very kindly & pleasantly.1 You have indeed entered on the fowl question in real earnest & I feel very thankful for the point interests me much & may throw light on a very obscure problem.2

I trust to you to be so good as to let me hear as soon as you have any information.

Many thanks for Mr Glenie’s excellent letter, to whom I have written by this post to return my thanks for his kindness.3

With all good wishes believe me | my dear Thwaites | yours very sincerely | Ch. Darwin


See letter from G. H. K. Thwaites, 22 July 1868 and enclosure. CD’s letter of 2 September 1868 to Samuel Owen Glenie has not been found, but see the letter from S. O. Glenie, 27 November 1868.


Thanks GHKT and S. O. Glenie for information about fowls.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
George Henry Kendrick Thwaites
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Source of text
American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.354)
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Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 6344,” accessed on 25 September 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 16