CD thanks AN for the note and remarks on the partridge's leg. CD is too ill to write a note, but will send [for] the specimen as soon as he can. [See 4326.]
Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S. E.
Mr Darwin begs me to thank you for your note & Remarks on the partridge's leg. He has been so ill as not to be able to attend to any thing & he still cannot even write a note, but he will send [for] the specimen as soon as he can & examine it with care. He begs to be very kindly remembered to you.
I am dear Sir | yours truly | Emma Darwin
- f1 4330f.f1See letter from Alfred Newton, 31 October 1863. See also letter to J. D. Hooker, 5 [December 1863], and Correspondence vol. 12, letter to J. D. Hooker, 26-- March 1864.
- f2 4330f.f2The entry in Emma Darwin's diary (DAR 242) for 4 November 1863 is `in bed all day'.
- f3 4330f.f3Newton's endorsement may include the day he received the letter, 6 November 1863.