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To W. B. Tegetmeier   20 May [1868]

Summary

Inquires about the colour of first plumage of poultry breeds and development of distinguishing features.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  20 May [1868]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6188

To W. B. Tegetmeier   22 May [1868]

Summary

Inquires about plumage of poultry breeds.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  22 May [1868]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6199

To W. B. Tegetmeier   26 May 1868

Summary

Did not know of complex change of plumage. From WBT’s letter, CD thinks six weeks to two months old is the best period. Sends details of breeds and other particulars.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  26 May 1868
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6210

To W. B. Tegetmeier   3 September [1868]

Summary

Would like information on the first plumage of poultry.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  3 Sept [1868]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6347

To W. B. Tegetmeier   8 September [1868]

Summary

Asks about the differences in colour of plumage of adult male, female, and young birds. Suggests pile game as subject.

Asks about relative proportion of sexes in ducks and fowls.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  8 Sept [1868]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.273)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6356

To William Bernhard Tegetmeier   5 February [1869]

Summary

Repeats request for information on colours of plumage of poultry breeds and asks for WBT’s facts on proportions of sexes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  5 Feb [1869]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6600

To W. B. Tegetmeier   25 February [1869]

Summary

Inquires about colour and development of plumage of poultry breeds. Is endeavouring to trace sexual differences throughout the animal kingdom.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  25 Feb [1869]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6633

To W. B. Tegetmeier   17 April 1869

Summary

Wants information on plumage of chickens

and table of sex ratios in greyhounds.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  17 Apr 1869
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6698

To W. B. Tegetmeier   18 April [1869]

Summary

Thanks for greyhound table; interested in transmission of colour in greyhounds and relationship to sex.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  18 Apr [1869]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6702

To W. B. Tegetmeier   2 July [1869]

Summary

Thanks for procuring eggs.

CD’s health has necessitated his leaving home.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  2 July [1869]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6811

To W. B. Tegetmeier   21 July [1869]

Summary

Further queries on poultry plumage.

WBT’s visit to America.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  21 July [1869]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6839

To W. B. Tegetmeier   25 August 1869

Summary

Inquires about the differences in plumage between chicks and adults of certain poultry breeds. Is anxious to know whether the chick’s plumage closely approaches the adult’s in those breeds in which the sexes resemble each other in plumage.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  25 Aug 1869
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6870

To W. B. Tegetmeier   28 September [1869]

Summary

He will send carrier to the Field office to collect pigeons.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  28 Sept [1869]
Classmark:  Christie’s (dealers) (6 June 2001)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6915F

To W. B. Tegetmeier   1 October [1869]

Summary

Chickens have arrived safely.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  1 Oct [1869]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6921

To W. B. Tegetmeier   15 July [1870]

Summary

WBT may use any of CD’s material for the new edition of his poultry book. Hopes WBT will keep firmly to his idea of working out pigeon variation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  15 July [1870]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7275

To W. B. Tegetmeier   25 April [1871]

Summary

Has read the Field review of Descent ["Darwin on the descent of man", 37 (1871): 210]. Thanks WBT for his remarks.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  25 Apr [1871]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7713

To W. B. Tegetmeier   18 July [1871]

Summary

One of WBT’s poultry skulls has been misplaced; CD cannot believe he neglected to return it.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  18 July [1871]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7871

To W. B. Tegetmeier   14 May [1872]

Summary

Thanks for information on sexual colours in pigeons.

Will send latest edition of Origin.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  14 May [1872]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8326

To W. B. Tegetmeier   4 July [1871]

Summary

Thanks for gift of WBT’s book [Pheasants for coverts and aviaries (1873)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  4 July [1871]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8963

To W. B. Tegetmeier   5 February 1874

Summary

Do breeders rear more male than female greyhound puppies?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  5 Feb 1874
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9266
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