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Letter 2978

Darwin, C. R. to Darwin, W. E.

[9 Nov 1860]

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    Discusses Henrietta's illness and their plans to return to Down.

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15 Marine P.

Friday night

My dear William

I write a line to say that Etty has been going on very well, but the Doctors, I can see still think her health very precarious. However we have taken a Bed-carriage & fully expect to be at Down by 4 oclock tomorrow. We shall be a grand procession through the village,—six horses altogether including a cart.—. We all so long to be at home—   this place with its miserable associations has been most dreary.

Farewell my dear old man. When shall you come to Down?

Your affect Father | C. Darwin

How does your money hold out? Be sure tell me if you get too poor.—

Farewell my dear William.—

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    f1 2978.f1
    The Darwins left Eastbourne for Down on Saturday, 10 November 1860 (`Journal'; Appendix II).
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    f2 2978.f2
    William was in his third year at Cambridge University.
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