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Letter 4330F

Darwin, Emma to Newton, Alfred

4 Nov [1863]

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    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.]

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Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S. E.

Nov 4

Sir

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

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    f1 4330f.f1
    See 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--[7] March 1864.
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    The entry in Emma Darwin's diary (DAR 242) for 4 November 1863 is `in bed all day'.
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    f3 4330f.f3
    Newton's endorsement may include the day he received the letter, 6 November 1863.
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