Smallpox in the village. Death of Joseph Parslow's son.
Many thanks for your note just received.— Pray do not get an
insect-catcher made, for I do not know whether it would answer, & I
I am very glad that you are well again.— Have you heard that we have Small Pox in the village. We have had a cruel death in the little Boy, after only 18 hours illness, of our servant Parslow.—
Your's most truly | C. Darwin
- f1 1900.f1Dated by the reference to CD's intended trips to London (see n. 3, below).
- f2 1900.f2See letter to John Lubbock, [8 June 1856].
- f3 1900.f3CD went to London and back on 12 June 1856 and again from 18 to 21 June (Emma Darwin's diary).
- f4 1900.f4Joseph Parslow was the Darwins' butler.