CD's plans are uncertain because of his daughter's [Henrietta Darwin] fever.
If GR would kindly reserve rooms for CD near college, CD will write before the meeting [of British Association at Oxford] if he is prevented from coming.
Down Bromley Kent
I thank you sincerely for your very kind note & offer of assistance. My plans may be unfortunately altered, for my daughter has a low fever, & unless every shade of anxiety is removed by her almost entire recovery, I should not like to leave home.—
If it would not be selfish, I think the plan which would cause least trouble would be for you, if not asking too great a favour, to reserve me rooms in a near college; & then if I am prevented coming I will promise to write 2 or 3 days before the meeting, so that the rooms would be at your disposal for some one else.—
Believe me with many thanks for all your kindness & most obliging invitation | Dear Sir | Yours truly obliged | <C. Darwin>
- f1 2822a.f1Dated by the relationship to the letter to George Rolleston, 1 June .
- f2 2822a.f2Rolleston's letter has not been found. CD had written to inquire about lodgings in Oxford during the forthcoming British Association meeting (letter to George Rolleston, 1 June ).
- f3 2822a.f3CD was unable to attend the meeting. See letter to Charles Lyell, 25 [June 1860].
- f4 2822a.f4The signature has been excised from the letter.