SIR JAMES BROOKE, K.C.B. 45
ittgaour guns were polished, and we were reckoning the number of sea birds, new to us, to be added to our collection. We only waited for the dawn of dayaat midnight the wind shifted, and by dawnathe expected dawnablew a gale from the northward and westward. I was greatly disappointed ; but, as landing was impossible, and a week's delay might have accrued, I nP helm, and ran for the Cape. You shall have a little natural history. We have decided, beyond a doubt, that there are three distinct species of the aeatrossathey are mentioned, and not badly described, by Shaw, but more recent naturalists seem to doubt their existence, or to confound them with the ^iomedea exulans, or wandering albatross. We We specimens of all three, and two of them, (Chloro-rynehos and Fuliginoso), will, I think, be rare in our Museumsabesides these, I incline to the opinion of ^ere being another species, which we saw nearing the but were unable to procure. We have some South American birdsatwo species of petrelaone lapge, and I think not described in any of my books. These specimens, with an African boar's head from tfataL a shark's head and backbone, ee., will be for-warded to your address, with a list, to the care of ^Wdner e Co., where you must look in and ask about Aem on receipt of this. The collection, good, bad, and ^different, may as well be kept entire, and placed in ^aterhouse's * hands, with a clear understanding that
* The then Curator of the Zoological Museum, in Leicester-square.* The then Curator of the Zoological Museum, in Leicester-square.