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H. Laughlin's first letter to C. Davenport, about breeding chickens

H. Laughlin's first letter to C. Davenport, about breeding chickens
Description:
Harry Laughlin writes to Davenport (Feb 25, 1907) on notepaper headed "Superintendent of Public Schools, Kirksville, Missouri. Laughlin is crossing chickens and asks for Davenport''s advice.
Transcript:
506. 942. Harry Hamilton Laughlin Superintendent of Public Schools Kirksville, Missouri Kirksville, Mo. February 25, 1907. Dr. Charles B. Davenport, Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y. My Dear Sir:- I am making some interesting experiments by crossing White Fluffs or Klondykes and the Long Tailed Yokohama fouls[sic]. I have several birds that to all appearances are Yokohamas save that they are pure white in color. I shall continue the breeding of these crosses and expect to develop a bird having the shape and length of feather of the Yokohama, yellow legs, white ear-lobes, and white webless feathers. Poultry breeders can give me now no information and so I write asking whether or not the Phoenix Indian Game, the Shomo or Yokohama, and the Tosa fouls[sic] are one and the same breed. Very Respectfully Yours, H. H. Laughlin
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