From Mary Lubbock to H. E. Darwin [8 May 1866 – 31 August 1871]1
Goringes, | Farnborough, | Kent.
Dear Miss Darwin
We hope to have a few friends here to play croquet on Thursday between 4 & 7 oclock & shall be very glad if you & your sister2 will join us, if it should be fine.
Apropos of the conversation we had with Mr. Darwin the day I was at yr. house—I have heard since that Babies vary very much as to the age when tears begin to show in their eyes—as my sister in law told me, one of hers, a very forward child at a few days old had tears in her eyes from her efforts to talk & coo!3
With kind regards to Mr & Mrs Darwin
I am yours very sincerely | Mary Lubbock.
Age at which babies first shed tears.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5332,” accessed on 27 March 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-5332