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Letter 4193

Fox, W. D. to Darwin, C. R.

29 May [1863]

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    Recommends that CD visit Dr MacLeod's [hydropathic] establishment near Ilkley.


Delamere | Northwich

May 29

My dear Darwin

I am indeed sorry to receive such a poor account of you. As Gully is not to be had—I should recommend you a trip to Ben Rhydding near Ilkley in Yorkshire. Dr MacLeod is very careful and the place is a very nice one in many ways. Why not go there for a fortnight before the holidays if you are so poorly—taking only Mrs Darwin with you?

I fear your work will kill you at last. You want cessation from Brain work more than any thing else.

As A proof I think so I will not add more than our kind regards to Mrs Darwin & yourself | Ever yours truly | W D Fox

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    The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter to W. D. Fox, 23 May [1863].
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    See letter to W. D. Fox, 23 May [1863].
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    James Manby Gully, physician and proprietor of a hydropathic establishment in Malvern, Worcestershire, was suffering from a severe illness (see letter from W. D. Fox, [16--22 May 1863] and n. 4).
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    William MacLeod was the senior physician at the hydropathic establishment at Ben Rhydding, near Otley, Yorkshire (Medical directory 1863).
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    Emma Darwin.
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