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To William Bernhard Tegetmeier   16 January [1866]

Summary

What progress has been made with pigeon drawings for Variation?

Can WBT persuade Mr Zurhorst to repeat a pigeon experiment?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  16 Jan [1866]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4977

To W. B. Tegetmeier   9 July [1866]

Summary

WBT’s fowls’ skulls are being engraved; will see pigeon illustration proofs when he can.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  9 July [1866]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5152

To W. B. Tegetmeier   4 August [1866]

Summary

Comments on pigeon and poultry woodcuts.

Observations and queries on poultry.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  4 Aug [1866]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5176

To W. B. Tegetmeier   10 August [1866]

Summary

Thanks WBT for help with woodcuts [for Variation].

Has returned WBT’s curious feathers.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  10 Aug [1866]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5187

To W. B. Tegetmeier   14 September [1866]

Summary

Blocks for Variation are much improved. WBT deserves membership in Zoological Society.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  14 Sept [1866]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5212

To W. B. Tegetmeier   16 October [1866]

Summary

Hopes to begin printing Variation at the beginning of next year.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  16 Oct [1866]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5244

To W. B. Tegetmeier   4 December [1866]

Summary

Is tempted to cite Mr Zurhorst’s case.

Hopes to send pigeon and fowl MS [of Variation] to press in a fortnight.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  4 Dec [1866]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5293

To W. B. Tegetmeier   12 December [1866]

Summary

Gives his opinion on the ancestry of domestic ducks, geese, and guinea-fowl.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  12 Dec [1866]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5301

To W. B. Tegetmeier   18 [December 1866]

Summary

Thanks for calling his attention to ancestry of guinea-fowl.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  18 [Dec 1866]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5311

To William Bernhard Tegetmeier   6 January [1867]

Summary

Returns some of WBT’s skulls.

His MS is with printer, but book [Variation] will probably not be out until November.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  6 Jan [1867]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5347

To W. B. Tegetmeier   2 February [1864]

Summary

Returns WBT’s box of skulls. One or two skulls may be elsewhere, but CD does not have the strength to search for them.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  2 Feb [1864]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5389

To W. B. Tegetmeier   5 March [1867]

Summary

Asks whether WBT can carry out poultry mating experiments for him.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  5 Mar [1867]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5431

To W. B. Tegetmeier   30 March [1867]

Summary

Believes beauty of male bird important for attracting mate in wild. Will be interested to hear how a dyed male pigeon is received by the hens.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  30 Mar [1867]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5475

To W. B. Tegetmeier   20 April [1867]

Summary

Sends the revisions in the latest edition of Origin.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  20 Apr [1867]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5507

To W. B. Tegetmeier   4 August [1867]

Summary

Thanks WBT for proofs of his new book [Pigeons (1868)].

Hopes he still intends to try the experiment with dyed pigeons.

Was surprised to hear of B. P. Brent’s death.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  4 Aug [1867]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5593

To W. B. Tegetmeier   11 February [1868]

Summary

Wants information on sex ratios in domestic animals. Can WBT help?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  11 Feb [1868]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5859

To W. B. Tegetmeier   15 February [1868]

Summary

Is much obliged that WBT will undertake tabulation of sex ratios in racehorses, greyhounds, and cattle.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  15 Feb [1868]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5879

To W. B. Tegetmeier   21 February [1868]

Summary

Thanks WBT for tabulation of sex ratios in racehorses.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  21 Feb [1868]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5906

To W. B. Tegetmeier   [5–9 March 1868]

Summary

Would like to meet with WBT while in London.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  [5–9 Mar 1868]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5991

To W. B. Tegetmeier   17 [March 1868]

Summary

For experiment on effect of male beauty, pigeons should be coloured on the breast.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  17 [Mar 1868]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6017
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