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Letter 7192

Farrer, T. H. to Darwin, C. R.

17 May 1870


On death of his wife. Botany a solace.


3 Gloucester Terrace

17 May 1870

My dear Mr Darwin

Your letter arrived just at the time that our great sorrow becamecertain to us: and I write without scruple because no one,I am sure, will feel more deeply for us than yourself.f1 You knewwhat she was, and what we have lost.— As yet it all seems a dream.She seemed to me so full of life & so likely to keep loving chargeover my little ones long after I was gone—

Dont think either the Passifloras or the statistics intrusive orin the way— Anything external that I can interest myself in is good:and I shall plant the seeds as soon as I get to Abinger—and see whatI do about the statistics when I have read your chapter.f2 My kindestremembrances to your family who will I am sure feel for us.

Dont trouble yourself to write again

Sincerely yours | T H Farrer

C Darwin Esqre FRS

DAR 164: 62



Farrer refers to the death of his wife, Frances Farrer.
See letter to T. H. Farrer, 13 [May 1870] and nn. 3–5.
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