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Letter 2292

Darwin, C. R. to Murchison, R. I.

24 [June 1858]

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    Extremely sorry for trouble he has given about his signature.

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    One child dangerously ill with diphtheria, another with much fever.


Down Bromley Kent


My dear Sir Roderick

I am extremely sorry that you shd have had so much trouble about my signature. But I am sure you will at once excuse me, when you hear that I have had one of my children dangerously ill with Diptheria, & another now sickening with much fever.—

In Haste | Yours very sincerely | C. Darwin

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    f1 2292.f1
    Dated by the relationship to the letter to R. I. Murchison, 19 June [1858], and by CD's reference to the ill-health of his children.
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    f2 2292.f2
    CD refers to Murchison's petition to keep the natural history collections of the British Museum on the same site as the library and other collections (see letter to R. I. Murchison, 19 June [1858]). The petition is transcribed in Appendix VI.
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    f3 2292.f3
    See the letters to J. D. Hooker, 23 [June 1858], and to W. D. Fox, 24 June [1858].
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