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To Edgar Leopold Layard   9 December 1855


Is collecting facts for Variation; would be grateful for skins of local [Cape of Good Hope] breeds of pigeons, ducks, and poultry.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edgar Leopold Layard
Date:  9 Dec 1855
Classmark:  Auckland Public Library (Grey collection GL D8 (3))
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1794

To Edgar Leopold Layard   8 June [1856]


Admires ELL’s plan to visit Madagascar.

Asks about fertility of hybrid cats, crosses among dogs in Africa, and appearance of feral pigeons at Ascension. Doubts existence of N. African greyhound.

Asks for specimens of pigeons and ducks from the Cape of Good Hope.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edgar Leopold Layard
Date:  8 June [1856]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.143)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1894
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