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Letter 1896

Darwin, C. R. to Lubbock, John

[8? June 1856]

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    Wishes to borrow fly pincers for his son George.

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    Discusses T. V. Wollaston's book on insect variation [On the variation of species (1856)].

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Sunday

Dear Lubbock

Will you be so kind as to lend me, if you are not using it, the Fly-Pincers, like a pair of scissors. [DIAGRAM HERE]

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

Mrs Darwin continues very poorly.—

Wollaston's book on Insect variation is published & I am reading it.—

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    f1 1896.f1
    June 1856d from the reference to CD's reading of Wollaston 1856 (see n. 3, below).
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    f2 1896.f2
    George Howard Darwin was nearly 11 years old.
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    f3 1896.f3
    Wollaston 1856. CD recorded it in his reading notebook on 5 June 1856 (Correspondence vol. 4, Appendix IV, 128: 18).
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