To John Lubbock [29 July 1856]1
Parslow utterly forgot to give me till within 5 minutes your note.
I am very sorry to say that I really cannot refer you to what you want: this very same point was always a trouble to me.
I am delighted to hear that you are going on well.— I have just returned from Poultry show & am very tired so no more2
Ever your’s | C. Darwin
Can you let me have back my 110’ glass as I sometimes want it. The 18’ compound I am not in a hurry for;3 it had better be packed carefully whenever returned as a jar would hurt it.—
Has not Martin Barry in last 10 years in Phil. Transact. given drawings of germinal vesicle?4 I think he must have done so.—
Regrets he cannot help JL; the point [unspecified] was always a trouble to CD also.
Has been to a poultry show.
Asks for the return of a lens.