Discusses Anne's sickness and her hope.
Monday | 12 o'clock.
My dearest N.
Your 2 letters are come & dear Fanny's Your account of every hour is most precious. Poor darling she takes much more
notice than I expected. I am confused now & hardly know what my impression is
but I have considerable hope. I suppose a dose of opening physic has never been thought of. One must trust entirely to D
yours. | E. D.
By your account & Fanny's there certainly is much more vigour.
- f1 1409.f1Fanny Mackintosh Wedgwood's letter dated ‘Saturday | 7 oclock’ is in DAR 210.13.
- f2 1409.f2A purgative.
- f3 1409.f3Nurserymaid at Down House (Emma Darwin 2: 80–1).
- f4 1409.f4A sand-glass, probably used when taking a pulse.
- f5 1409.f5Emma was in the final weeks of her pregnancy. Horace Darwin was born 13 May 1851.
- f6 1409.f6Emma had sent a message via Fanny Allen asking Elizabeth Wedgwood to leave Jersey, where she was staying, and come to Down (Emma Darwin 2: 132). According to Emma Darwin's diary, Elizabeth arrived on Tuesday, 22 April. See also letter from Emma Darwin, [22–3 April 1851].