Death in family [Charles Waring Darwin]. Illness of children forces him to leave home and interrupt work on pigeons.
Down Bromley Kent
My dear Sir
I write one line to say that I have had death & severe illness & misery amongst my children, & am going at once to leave home for some weeks for their health.— Therefore all my Pigeon work must be deferred till my return.
I hope you received the P. order for the Bee-Hive sent about the
My dear Sir | Yours sincerely | C. Darwin
If you are able kindly to send young Turbit— Please mark outside “dead Pigeon to be put in Spirits”.
- f1 2301.f1Dated by the reference to the death of Charles Waring Darwin.
- f2 2301.f2See letter to W. D. Fox, 2 July .
- f3 2301.f3CD had begun to write up the results of his study of pigeons on 14 June 1858. He was not able to return to the work until 17 August (‘Journal’; Appendix II).
- f4 2301.f4See letter to W. B. Tegetmeier, 22 June .
- f5 2301.f5See letter to W. B. Tegetmeier, 14 April .