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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-1896

To John Lubbock   [8 June 1856]1

Down.

Sunday

Dear Lubbock

Will you be so kind as to lend me, if you are not using it, the Fly-Pincers, like a pair of scissors.

[DIAG]

Georgy has taken a passion for Bees,2 & I want to see whether they will be useful to him, & if so I can get a pair made for him.—

I have been very sorry to hear how unwell you have been; but I hope you are now strong again.—

Ever yours | C. Darwin

Mrs Darwin continues very poorly.—

Wollaston’s book on Insect variation is published & I am reading it.—3

Footnotes

1
June 1856d from the reference to CD’s reading of Wollaston 1856 (see n. 3, below).
2
George Howard Darwin was nearly 11 years old.
3
Wollaston 1856. CD recorded it in his reading notebook on 5 June 1856 (Correspondence vol. 4, Appendix IV, 128: 18).

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-1896
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Lubbock, John
Sent from
Down
Source of text
DAR 263: 4 (EH 88206452)
Physical description
3pp

Summary

Wishes to borrow fly pincers for his son George.

Discusses T. V. Wollaston’s book on insect variation [On the variation of species (1856)].

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1896,” accessed on 24 May 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-1896

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