News of his health and the water-cure establishment.
[Origin] "my weariful book on Species" has been sent to WDF, who will not agree with it. Hooker is a convert, and Lyell is "staggered".
Wells Terrace | Ilkley, Otley | Yorkshire
My dear Fox.
I daresay you would like to hear about me, & I want to hear about you. Did you
go to Malvern, & how is the place in your head?— I doubt whether
So poor old Sir Francis is gone: I never saw him but once, on our to me memorable
& pleasant visit to Sydnope. The Cromptons are here,
& they know well all of you, & are, as they say, connected with
you.— Poor M
You will probably have received, or will very soon receive my weariful book on Species.
I naturally believe it mainly includes the truth, but you will not at all agree with
Farewell. If the spirit moves you let me have a line | Yours affectionately | C. Darwin
- f1 2533.f1Edmund Smith was the proprietor of the Ilkley Wells hydropathic establishment.
- f2 2533.f2CD had suffered his ‘crisis’ at the end of October. See letters to Charles Lyell, 25 October , and to J. D. Hooker, [27 October or 3 November 1859].
- f3 2533.f3Francis Sacheverel Darwin died on 6 November 1859 (Darwin pedigree). CD refers to the occasion when he and Fox visited F. S. Darwin at Sydnope Hall, Derbyshire. See letter to W. D. Fox, 31 January , and Correspondence vol. 1, letter to W. D. Fox [1 April 1830].
- f4 2533.f4CD may be referring to John Gilbert Crompton of the Flower Lilies, Windley, Derbyshire. His wife, Millicent Ursula Crompton, had died on 4 October 1859 (Gentleman's Magazine n.s. 7, 2 (1859): 544).
- f5 2533.f5Francis Rhodes, who took the surname Darwin in 1850 under the terms of the will of his brother-in-law Robert Alvey Darwin, lived at Creskeld Hall, Poole, Yorkshire (Darwin pedigree). Arthington is a village east of Otley.
- f6 2533.f6Joseph Dalton Hooker and Charles Lyell.