Compliments DO on his wealth of information.
Thanks for extract on Drosera.
15 Marine Parade | Eastbourne
My dear M
What wealth of knowledge you have!— But I have hardly read the
extract about Drosera; as we are in much distress, my poor
eldest daughter has had a relapse. We cannot return on
- f1 2959.f1Dated by the reference to Henrietta Emma Darwin's relapse (see n. 3, below).
- f2 2959.f2See preceding letter.
- f3 2959.f3From entries in Emma Darwin's diary, it appears that Henrietta Emma Darwin became ill with a stomach complaint late on Sunday night, 21 October 1860, and experienced intermittent attacks of vomiting for over a week.