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Letter 6187

Fox, W. D. to Darwin, C. R.

19 May [1868]

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    Regrets he cannot get to Down.

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Hillfield | Hampstead

19 May

My dear Darwin

I wish very much I could have run over to Down while here, but it is quite hopeless for me to think of doing so. I return home on Saturday, and am not equal to any extra exertion I can help, tho I <am> very comfortably well, as long as I am quite idle, as my pain tho constant, is very bearable.

I have not time to enter into your letter today, but will do so ere long.

I should much have enjoyed seeing you, and Mrs Darwin again—if I could.

Yours always | W D Fox

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    f1 6187.f1
    The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter to W. D. Fox, 14 May [1868].
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    f2 6187.f2
    See letter to W. D. Fox, 14 May [1868]. Fox lived at Delamere Rectory, Northwich, Cheshire. For Fox's recent health, see the letter from W. D. Fox, 3 February [1868]. Fox was visiting his father-in-law, Basil George Woodd, of Hillfield House, Haverstock Hill, Hampstead (Post Office London suburban directory 1868).
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