To W. B. Tegetmeier 4 [July 1858]1
Down Bromley Kent
My dear Sir
I write one line to say that I have had death & severe illness & misery amongst my children, & am going at once to leave home for some weeks for their health.—2 Therefore all my Pigeon work must be deferred till my return.3
I hope you received the P. order for the Bee-Hive sent about the 23d. 4
My dear Sir | Yours sincerely | C. Darwin
If you are able kindly to send young Turbit— Please mark outside “dead Pigeon to be put in Spirits”.5
Death in family [Charles Waring Darwin]. Illness of children forces him to leave home and interrupt work on pigeons.
- Letter no.
- Charles Robert Darwin
- William Bernhard Tegetmeier
- Sent from
- Source of text
- Yale University: Beinicke Rare Book and Manuscript Library (Yale Collection of American Literature: De Forest Family Papers (YCAL MSS 582) Box 2, folder 58, item 82
- Physical description