To John Lubbock [8 June 1856]1
Will you be so kind as to lend me, if you are not using it, the Fly-Pincers, like a pair of scissors.
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
Wishes to borrow fly pincers for his son George.
Discusses T. V. Wollaston’s book on insect variation [On the variation of species (1856)].