Emma and Doddy [W. E. Darwin] like Down. CD has met, and plans to employ, the local surgeon. "I feel sure I shall become deeply attached to Down, with a few improvements".
[12 Upper Gower Street]
My dear Catty
Everything has gone on prosperously.— Emma seems to like the place & Doddy was in ectasies for two whole days.— Weather been very good & I have stood work perfectly. Tomorrow I go— I am very busy today.— Will you ask my Father to listen to my letter to M
Our address is simply “Down Kent”.
I ought to have said that Mr Cockell introduced himself to me, so I begin
Can you let me know sometime when M
I have not had time to call on M
I think I have been very lucky in my horse & carriage: the whole has cost about 100 guineas.—
I long for tomorrow. I feel sure I shall become deeply attached to Down, with a few improvements— It will be very difficult not to be very extravagant there— I hope Susan will be able to arrange her visit. My Father will better feel, as if he had seen it.
Goodbye. Excuse this dull business, too like all my late ones.
- f1 633.f1Edgar Cockell, surgeon and apothecary of Down c. 1840–55.
- f2 633.f2According to CD's Account Book (Down House MS) Edgar Cockell was in attendance at Emma's confinement and was paid £5 5s.
- f3 633.f3Possibly Marshall H. Hine.