Reports her sister-in-law's observations of her child, up to three months old, while crying and screaming.
Dear Mr Darwin
My sister in law M
I hope you are keeping pretty well & able to enjoy London. I was
very sorry to hear that M
Believe me | yours affectionately | Elinor Bonham Carter
- f1 6028.f1The year is established by the references to the Darwins' stay in London and to Emma Darwin's illness (see below, n. 4).
- f2 6028.f2Sibella Charlotte Bonham-Carter's son Norman Bonham-Carter was born on 29 December 1867 (ODNB, s.v. Carter, Henry Bonham).
- f3 6028.f3Henrietta Emma Darwin.
- f4 6028.f4CD was in London from 3 March to 1 April 1868. Emma Darwin was ill with influenza from 14 to 19 March 1868 (Emma Darwin's diary (DAR 242)).
- f5 6028.f5CD's annotation refers to his ongoing study of expression of emotions. In Expression, p. 153, there is a reference to a child of eighty-four days (twelve weeks) producing tears that failed to run down the face, but no source for the information is cited.