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To W. B. Tegetmeier   7 March [1858]

Summary

Wrote some weeks ago about Burmese fowl-skins; is willing to send them, carriage paid.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  7 Mar [1858]
Classmark:  Christie’s (dealers) (15 July 2015, lot 176)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1504F

To William Bernhard Tegetmeier   17 January [1858]

Summary

Has received Burmese fowls’ skins from Walter Elliot.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  17 Jan [1858]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2205

To W. B. Tegetmeier   14 April [1858]

Summary

CD will go over his pigeon MS and then dispose of all his birds. Has Burmese fowls’ skins if WBT is interested.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  14 Apr [1858]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2255

To W. B. Tegetmeier   [21 April 1858]

Summary

"Excessively" interested in theory of bees’ cell formation.

Fears few of his pigeons will be of any use to WBT.

Hopes WBT will describe foreign poultry breeds.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  [21 Apr 1858]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2260

To W. B. Tegetmeier   9 May [1858]

Summary

Inquires about the structure and formation of bees’ comb; is interested in seeing its form at the commencement of building.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  9 May [1858]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2271

To W. B. Tegetmeier   5 June [1858]

Summary

Hopes to begin pigeon MS in a week.

Has lately been working on bees’ cells and wishes very much to examine a cylindrical one.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  5 June [1858]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2280

To W. B. Tegetmeier   8 [June 1858]

Summary

Discusses bees’ cells. Wants hive and swarm; would be glad to have WBT’s box with commenced cells. "I am partly a disciple of Waterhouse, but not wholly."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  8 [June 1858]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2281

To W. B. Tegetmeier   22 June [1858]

Summary

Thanks for hive.

Has started [writing up] pigeons and hopes to have finished with them in a week or two.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  22 June [1858]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2289

To W. B. Tegetmeier   4 [July 1858]

Summary

Death in family [Charles Waring Darwin]. Illness of children forces him to leave home and interrupt work on pigeons.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  4 [July 1858]
Classmark:  Yale University: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library (Yale Collection of American Literature: De Forest Family Papers (YCAL MSS 582) Box 2, folder 58, item 82)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2301

To W. B. Tegetmeier   8 September [1858]

Summary

Has finished with and is disposing of his pigeons.

Invites WBT to Down; would like to see his bees’ cells.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  8 Sept [1858]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2325

To W. B. Tegetmeier   2 October [1858]

Summary

Ask some questions on pigeons.

Remarks on the discussion of bees’ cells at the Leeds BAAS meeting. CD fancies he has the true theory with regard to their construction.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  2 Oct [1858]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2332

To W. B. Tegetmeier   17 [October 1858]

Summary

Has read WBT’s interesting communication on bees’ cells [Athenæum 16 Oct 1858]. Would like to see his excavated cells.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  17 [Oct 1858]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2344

To W. B. Tegetmeier   16 November [1858]

Summary

Wants WBT’s advice on poultry breeding experiments. Are certain birds true to their kind, and what should he pay for them?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  16 Nov [1858]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2362

To W. B. Tegetmeier   27 [November 1858]

Summary

"I thank you much for your note. The object, of course, is what you say. I did not guess that I shd have to pay so much per hen to Baker & the experiment would not be at all worth such a sum. I have not a single hen worth sending to Steven’s. If it really will not cost you much trouble, & you could get me some Hens & a young Spanish cock of pure breed . . . I will try to experiment and shall be very heartily obliged to you". CD mentions satisfactory local hens of a particular breed and an experiment being conducted on "Silver Barbs [with] black wing bars & white rump or bar at end of tail".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  27 [Nov 1858]
Classmark:  Scriptorium (dealers) (1982)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2375

To W. B. Tegetmeier   24 December [1858]

Summary

Thanks for some poultry breeds.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  24 Dec [1858]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2383
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