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To F. B. Goodacre   13 August [1879]

Summary

Reports the results of breeding from FBG’s hybrid geese. The hybrids are fertile inter se. Would FBG like the geese back? If CD publishes his observations may he use FBG’s results?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Burges Goodacre
Date:  13 Aug [1879]
Classmark:  Dr John Goodacre (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12193

To F. B. Goodacre   29 August 1879

Summary

What should CD do with the geese? One gander chases and frightens his grandchild. Does FBG intend to publish his results?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Burges Goodacre
Date:  29 Aug 1879
Classmark:  Dr John Goodacre (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12204

To F. B. Goodacre   2 September 1879

Summary

Will do nothing with the geese until he hears from FBG. Is glad FBG intends to publish his results.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Burges Goodacre
Date:  2 Sept 1879
Classmark:  Dr John Goodacre (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12214

To F. B. Goodacre   10 September [1879]

Summary

Has sent some geese.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Burges Goodacre
Date:  10 Sept [1879]
Classmark:  Dr John Goodacre (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12224

To F. B. Goodacre   5 December 1879

Summary

Were the hybrid geese FBG sent to CD brother and sister from the same hatch? CD intends to send a letter on their breeding to Nature [Collected papers 2: 219–20].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Burges Goodacre
Date:  5 Dec 1879
Classmark:  Dr John Goodacre (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12345

From F. B. Goodacre   8 December 1879

Summary

The hybrid geese FBG sent to CD were brother and sister from the same hatch. Would greatly value a copy of Nature containing CD’s letter.

Author:  Francis Burges Goodacre
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Dec 1879
Classmark:  DAR 165: 69
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12346

From F. B. Goodacre   11 August 1879

Summary

Crossbreeding experiments with geese.

Author:  Francis Burges Goodacre
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Aug 1879
Classmark:  DAR 165: 66
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12189

From F. B. Goodacre   1 September 1879

Summary

Would like CD to write a paper on the results of geese experiments; hopes CD will not object to his doing the same despite the variance of their conclusions [see F. B. Goodacre, "Question of identity of Chinese and domestic goose", Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. (1879): 710–12 and CD’s "Fertility of hybrids from the Chinese and common goose", Collected papers 2: 219–20].

Author:  Francis Burges Goodacre
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Sept 1879
Classmark:  DAR 165: 67
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12210

From F. B. Goodacre   8 September 1879

Summary

Can dispose of CD’s geese if he wishes.

Author:  Francis Burges Goodacre
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Sept 1879
Classmark:  DAR 165: 68
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12221
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