Proposes to examine CD at Down.
8 Harley S
I am sorry not to have a better account of M
Yours very truly | W
- f1 4368.f1The date is based on a record in Emma Darwin's diary (DAR 242) of a visit by Jenner on Sunday 20 March. CD's Account book--cash account (Down House MS) records a payment of £10 10s. to Jenner on the same day. The Thursday before 20 March 1864 was 17 March.
- f2 4368.f2No letter from Emma Darwin to Jenner on this subject has been found, but the Darwins themselves may not have corresponded with Jenner; in a letter to William Erasmus Darwin that was probably written in February 1864 (DAR 210.6: 115), Henrietta Emma Darwin wrote that her parents were `rather in a peck of troubles about which D
r. to have', adding that James Manby Gully, who had treated CD at his hydropathic establishment in Worcestershire (see Correspondence vols. 4--7, 11), had contacted Jenner. In addition, Emma Darwin mentioned in a letter to William Erasmus Darwin, written in February 1864, that the local surgeon, Stephen Paul Engleheart, had gone to London that day to consult with Jenner on CD's behalf; she wrote that they did not `expect any positive good from him' but that it was `satisfactory to leave no stone unturned' (DAR 219.1: 79).
- f3 4368.f3See n. 1, above.
- f4 4368.f4Jenner refers to Victoria Station in London. No message from the Darwins to Jenner regarding his travel arrangements has been found.