CD sends thanks for pamphlet.
He has been very unwell for three months; it will be long before he can apply himself to his usual pursuits.
Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.
Mr Darwin wishes me to write for him as he is too unwell to be able to write himself. He begs me to thank you for your letter & very kind present of the pamphlet. I am sorry to say that he has been very unwell for 3 months & though he is making slow progress I am afraid it will be long before he can apply himself to his usual pursuits.
I am with his kind remembrances | yours very truly | Emma Darwin
- f1 4358.f1The reference has not been identified; the pamphlet may have related to CD's inquiry about Lythrum (see letter to Alphonse de Candolle, 4 August ).