More on the rental by the Darwins of a house at Freshwater Bay.
Fresh Water Bay. | Isle of Wight
My Dear M
I observe with some shame that I forgot to answer one
question in your note I answered by return Post in a
tremendous hurry, because y
We shall be delighted that you should extend your stay here a week— We must only ask you as soon as you can decide this point to let us know because in the season months there is such a demand at Fresh Water for the few Houses that are at all comfortable & good that I am sure you would not like us for the sake of one uncertain week to lose a Tenant for one or two months if offered. Still less should we like to hurry or anticipate your departure by a day—
We only ask to know, as soon as your experience of the
place enables you to decide also on what day would you like
the Inventory taken our day will be y
We are looking forward with pleasure to your coming & Fresh Water is wearing all its smiles this year—but the emerald green of the Island is getting brown, burnt up with the sun.
Your's truly | Julia Margaret Cameron
Fresh Water Bay | Isle of Wight—
- f1 6271.f1See letter from J. M. Cameron, [before 10 July 1868]. CD's letter to Cameron has not been found.