Has received a satisfactory answer from Lord Tankerville.
My dear Charles,
At last I have received an answer from Lord Tankerville; & I think a very satisfactory one.— I enclose his letter, & hope you will regard it in the same light
I trust you are all getting better. Ever your's
P.S | I wrote the other day to thank you for your paper on the Primula—
- f1 3400.f1The date is conjectured from the relationship to other letters of this period (see nn. 2 and 3, below). In 1862, 21 January fell on a Tuesday.
- f2 3400.f2For CD's interest in the Chillingham cattle, a breed kept on the Northumberland estate of Charles Augustus Bennet, sixth earl of Tankerville, see the letters from Henry Holland, [3--14] January  and 15 January , and the letter to Ludwig Rütimeyer, 15 [and 16] January . See also letter from C. A. Bennet, [9 February 1862].
- f3 3400.f3Holland had heard of the incidence of influenza in the Darwin household (see letter from Henry Holland, 15 January ).
- f4 3400.f4Letter from Henry Holland, 15 January .