Sends stuffed birds;
attempts to arrange a meeting.
My dear Fox
I take this opportunity of writing a few lines to you. It was by a mistake of
I returned from Maer on Saturday evening, & was most exceedingly grieved to
hear from Catherine that there is no hope of seeing you & your family this
summer at Shrewsbury I want very much to hear from you as I do not quite understand your
plans. You are going into Yorkshire, sometime in the end of August, & I want to
know how soon you will return? for I am very sorry to say that I do not see how it is
possible for me to come to Osmaston, between this time & your intended trip to
Yorkshire. The reason of this is that my sister M
I do hope that when you are in Yorkshire, you will redeem your character in Entomology, it is a long time since you have mentioned taking any good insects.— I think you would be surprized if you were to see all my insects.—
Pray mention in your next letter how Uncle Edward is, we were all very sorry to hear he had been so unwell: Catherine begs that you will give her love Julia & many thanks for her kind wish of seeing her at Osmaston, but is very sorry that it is impossible.
Believe me dear Fox | Yours most sincerely | Chas. Darwin
- f1 69.f1Edward Darwin of Mackworth, Derbyshire.