Announces birth of his fourth son, Leonard.
Down Farnborough | Kent
My dear Henslow
Yours affect | C. Darwin
I hope M
I am at work again & believe I have succeeded in persuading our Clodhoppers to be enrolled in a Club.—
- f1 1293.f1George Ransome, secretary of the Ipswich Museum.
- f2 1293.f2The collection of sixty lithograph portraits by Thomas Herbert Maguire, made for the Ipswich Museum. See letter to George Ransome, 25 October , n. 1.
- f3 1293.f3See letter to J. S. Henslow, [7 October 1849].
- f4 1293.f4Leonard was the eighth child born to the Darwins, but Mary Eleanor, their third child, born in September 1842, had lived for only three weeks.
- f5 1293.f5CD refers to Leonard Jenyns, Henslow's brother-in-law, with whom he made frequent entomological expeditions during his Cambridge undergraduate days, and to Henslow's oldest child, also called Leonard.
- f6 1293.f6This refers to the establishment of the Down Friendly Society, a mutual insurance and benefit club, of which CD served as treasurer for thirty years (LL 1: 142).