Thanks her for kindness. Announces, "We have now half-a-dozen Boys" [Charles Waring Darwin, born 6 Dec].
Dear Lady Lubbock
I thank you cordially for your very great kindness in thinking of us, & being willing to take so much trouble to keep the house quiet. But M
My wife desires me to give you her kindest thanks.— We have now half-a dozen Boys, which seems perfectly awful to me, but will seem less dreadful to you.— Permit me again to say how very sincerely I thank you for your great kindness, & believe me dear Lady Lubbock | Your Ladyship's | Most truly obliged | Charles Darwin
- f1 2015.f1The first Monday after the birth of Charles Waring Darwin.
- f2 2015.f2Henrietta Emma Darwin.
- f3 2015.f3Miss Thorley was the governess of the Darwin children until 6 January 1857 (Emma Darwin's diary). Miss Pugh took her place in April 1857.
- f4 2015.f4The Lubbocks had eight sons and three daughters.