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Letter 13773

Darwin, C. R. to Baxter, W. W.

26 Jan [1862]

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    Discusses deduction from bill for medicine.

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Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.

Jan 26th

Dear Sir

I am much obliged for your note. In early part of year some Cod Liver oil was used by myself, viz part of 2 or 3 Bottles; but to be sure that I have not deducted unfairly, I have deducted for 9 out of the 13 Bottles sent.— I am sorry I troubled you about the Friar's Balsam, which I did not know was the same with T. of Benzoin—

I send cheque & remain, Dear Sir | Yours faithfully | Ch. Darwin

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    f1 13773.f1
    The year is established by an entry in CD's Account book (Down House MS) (see n. 4, below).
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    f2 13773.f2
    Baxter's note has not been found.
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    f3 13773.f3
    Baxter ran an apothecary's shop in Bromley, Kent. The previous year, Joseph Dalton Hooker had recommended the external application of cod-liver oil as something that might assist Henrietta Emma Darwin in her recuperation from illness (see Correspondence vol. 9, letter to J. D. Hooker, 8 [February 1861]).
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    f4 13773.f4
    An entry in CD's Account book--cash accounts (Down House MS) for 27 January 1862 records a payment to Baxter of £10. 2s. 6d.
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