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Letter 13882

Darwin, C. R. to Scott, John

8 Jan [1864]

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    Glad correspondent's paper went well.

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    Poor health and much work forces CD to be brief.

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

Jan 8th

Dear Sir

I am obliged for your two notes & am glad to hear that your paper went off successfully without bitter opposition.— I am hardly ever able to go out anywhere.— Pray excuse brevity, as I am far from well today & overwhelmed with things which must be done.

Dear Sir | Yours very faithfully | Ch. Darwin

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    f1 13882.f1
    The recipient and the year are established by the relationship of this letter to the letters from John Scott, 7 January [1864] and [13 January 1864].
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    f2 13882.f2
    With his letter of 7 January [1864], Scott included a note about a point discussed in the manuscript of Scott 1864a (see letter from John Scott, 7 January [1864] and enclosure 1).
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    f3 13882.f3
    See letter from John Scott, 7 January [1864] and nn. 12--14.
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    f4 13882.f4
    Emma Darwin's diary (DAR 242) for 8 January 1864 recorded `4. am--' and `8-- am.', the times at which CD was ill.
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