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Letter 2865

Darwin, C. R. to Falconer, Hugh

12 July [1860]

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    Eldest daughter [Henrietta] very ill.

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    CD enjoys Owen's having had "a good setting down".


The Ridge, Hartfield, | Tonbridge Wells

July 12th

My dear Falconer

I thank you for your most interesting note. The facts are really grand. We have had a melancholy household for some time; as my eldest girl has been very ill for a long time and we have brought her here for a change. I have been bad enough of late, and have not been in London for an age. Whenever I do come I must pay you a visit and have one of those chats with you, which I so much enjoy. But our plans are all uncertain being dependent on my daughter's health.

I must say I do heartily enjoy Owen having had a good setting down—his arrogance and malignity are too bad.

My good old friend | Yours most truly | C. Darwin

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    f1 2865.f1
    Dated by the relationship to the letter from Hugh Falconer, 9 July [1860].
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    f2 2865.f2
    Letter from Hugh Falconer, 9 July [1860].
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    f3 2865.f3
    The Darwins had taken Henrietta Emma Darwin to convalesce at the home of Sarah Elizabeth Wedgwood in Hartfield, Sussex (`Journal'; Appendix II).
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