Wishes to borrow fly pincers for his son George.
Discusses T. V. Wollaston's book on insect variation [On the variation of species (1856)].
Will you be so kind as to lend me, if you are not using it, the Fly-Pincers, like a
pair of scissors.
Georgy has taken a passion for Bees, & I want to see whether they will be useful to him, & if so I can get a pair made for him.—
I have been very sorry to hear how unwell you have been; but I hope you are now strong again.—
Ever yours | C. Darwin
Wollaston's book on Insect variation is published & I am reading it.—
- f1 1896.f1June 1856d from the reference to CD's reading of Wollaston 1856 (see n. 3, below).
- f2 1896.f2George Howard Darwin was nearly 11 years old.
- f3 1896.f3Wollaston 1856. CD recorded it in his reading notebook on 5 June 1856 (Correspondence vol. 4, Appendix IV, 128: 18).