From L. C. Wedgwood to Elizabeth Darwin [7 March 1872 or later]1
had it hav’nt you?
Are not you glad that wretched claimant is to be tried for perjury? That was an amusing acct. of his meeting with his friends in the D. News.2
Mamma & I are going to Down Ampney next week.3
What heavenly spring weather we have been having, weather in which it is perfect bliss to sit & bask in the sun with closed eyes
Was your horticultural fête pretty?
Yrs. dear Bessy | Lucy Wedgwood
Will you tell Uncle Charles I did find some parallel ridges on the chalk downs, some near the bottom of some chalk rubbish thrown out of a pit & grassed over, some at the top of a steep field, which may have been wholly made by sheep.4 They did not run into each other much, & there were not many worm casts in either place. I enclose the rough sketch I made on the spot, but it does not shew much. I want to go again & xplore further some day.
I see my scrawls are so slight as hardly to be worth sending
P.S. Information on earthworm activity on chalk downs, including two rough sketches for CD.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7127,” accessed on 26 February 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-7127