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DCP-LETT-13882

To John Scott   8 January [1864]1

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

Jan 8th

Dear Sir

I am obliged for your two notes2 & am glad to hear that your paper went off successfully without bitter opposition.—3 I am hardly ever able to go out anywhere.— Pray excuse brevity, as I am far from well today & overwhelmed with things which must be done.4

Dear Sir | Yours very faithfully | Ch. Darwin

Footnotes

1
The recipient and the year are established by the relationship of this letter to the letters from John Scott, 7 January [1864] and [13 January 1864].
2
With his letter of 7 January [1864], Scott included a note about a point discussed in the manuscript of Scott 1864a (see letter from John Scott, 7 January [1864] and enclosure 1).
3
See letter from John Scott, 7 January [1864] and nn. 12–14.
4
Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242) for 8 January 1864 recorded ‘4. am–’ and ‘8– am.’, the times at which CD was ill.

Summary

Glad correspondent’s paper went well.

Poor health and much work forces CD to be brief.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-13882
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Scott, John
Sent from
Down
Source of text
American Philosophical Society (Getz 13882: Charles Darwin papers B/D25.m)
Physical description
1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 13882,” accessed on 30 September 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-13882

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