Returning CD’s books.
Sympathises with women’s lot in life.
Abinger Hall, | Reigate. (Post Town) | Gomshall (Station) S.E.R.
27 Oct 1870
My dear Mr Darwin
I am sending you back those of your books which I have here—viztfour of Delpinos—f1 The rest shall come back when we get toLondon where they are—f2 One of the “Atti” of the Italian Società desScienze Naturali which you have marked as an useless duplicate I keep.f3
Alas! when will time come for these things. I find every day fulland human beings little & big require the time and attention one wouldwillingly give to flowers. Not that the former are less interesting intheir way. but one grudges the infinite number of small things to bedone, & feels sympathy with womens lot in life. Surely the fact thatthey have all the little daily things to do is enough to account fortheir not succeeding in work requiring devotion & abstraction
Sincerly yours | T H Farrer
C Darwin Esqre