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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-13773

To William Walmisley Baxter   26 January [1862]1

Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.

Jan 26th

Dear Sir

I am much obliged for your note.1 In early part of year some Cod Liver oil was used by myself, viz part of 2 or 3 Bottles; but to be sure that I have not deducted unfairly, I have deducted for 9 out of the 13 Bottles sent.—2 I am sorry I troubled you about the Friar’s Balsam, which I did not know was the same with T. of Benzoin—

I send cheque3 & remain, Dear Sir | Yours faithfully | Ch. Darwin

Footnotes

1
Baxter’s note has not been found.
2
Baxter ran an apothecary’s shop in Bromley, Kent. The previous year, Joseph Dalton Hooker had recommended the external application of cod-liver oil as something that might assist Henrietta Emma Darwin in her recuperation from illness (see Correspondence vol. 9, letter to J. D. Hooker, 8 [February 1861]).
3
An entry in CD’s Account book–cash accounts (Down House MS) for 27 January 1862 records a payment to Baxter of £10. 2s. 6d.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-13773
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Baxter, W. W.
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto
Physical description
2pp

Summary

Discusses deduction from bill for medicine.

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 13773,” accessed on 13 February 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-13773

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