To John Lubbock 12 [June 1856]1
Many thanks for your note just received.— Pray do not get an insect-catcher made, for I do not know whether it would answer, & I cd. get it made, if I wanted it.—2 I had one, & my foolish Boys lost it.— But I write now chiefly to say, to prevent you having a journey for nothing, that I shall be out all Saturday, & in next week from Wednesday to Saturday inclusive.3 After (or before) that time I hope to be at home every day.—
I am very glad that you are well again.— Have you heard that we have Small Pox in the village. We have had a cruel death in the little Boy, after only 18 hours illness, of our servant Parslow.—4
Your’s most truly | C. Darwin
Smallpox in the village. Death of Joseph Parslow’s son.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1900,” accessed on 11 December 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-1900