Family news. Finds Shrewsbury too noisy.
My dear M.
This lovely day makes me pine rather to be with you & the dear little ones on the lawn. Thank Willy & Annie for their very nice notes, which told me a great many things I wished to hear & they are very nicely written Give them & my dear Etty & Georgy my best love.
Many thanks, also, for your very nice letter: I can bring your Book for you perfectly. I read your note aloud about the Roman cream, thus, “do get Susan to give me also a pot of Roman cream when she gives you your annual one”. The joke has fructified & we have got them.—
My Father was very uncomfortable yesterday evening, though he played at cards, but he
has had a good night & is now pretty well. I c
Love to all | Yours | C. D.
M. Sevignè is charming.—
- f1 1178.f1Frances Erskine, daughter of William and Maitland Erskine and niece of Frances (Fanny) Mackintosh Wedgwood.
- f2 1178.f2CD's brother Erasmus was so devoted to Fanny Mackintosh Wedgwood that at one time Robert Waring Darwin feared that her husband, Hensleigh Wedgwood, would bring an action against Erasmus (Correspondence vol. 1, letter from Catherine Darwin, 29 May 1833).
- f3 1178.f3Hensleigh and Fanny Mackintosh Wedgwood lived at 42 Chester Terrace.
- f4 1178.f4Frances Mosley Wedgwood, wife of Frank Wedgwood, Emma's brother.
- f5 1178.f5Either Mary Law or Anna Maria Feilden.
- f6 1178.f6Elizabeth Darwin, born 8 July 1847.