CD too unwell to read. JS should not send Primula paper MS until CD returns home.
Mr C. Darwin requests me to thank you for your letter & to say that he is too unwell to write or even to read any thing. He begs you will not send the Primula Paper until after his return home when he will write himself—
I am dear Sir | Yours truly | Emma Darwin
- f1 4302.f1The year is established by the address; according to Emma Darwin's diary (DAR 242), CD stayed at Malvern Wells, Worcestershire, from 3 September to 12 or 13 October 1863.
- f2 4302.f2Letter from John Scott, 21 September .
- f3 4302.f3According to Emma Darwin's diary (DAR 242), CD was repeatedly sick in the period between 20 and 23 September 1863. See also letter from Emma Darwin to W. D. Fox, [29 September 1863].
- f4 4302.f4The reference is to the manuscript of Scott 1864a; see from John Scott, 21 September .