To Emma Darwin [17 April 1851]1
My dearest Emma.
I am assured that Annie is several degrees better: I have in vain tryed to see Dr. Gully as yet. She looks very ill: her face lighted up & she certainly knew me.— She has not had wine, but several spoon-fulls of broth, & ordinary physic of camphor & ammonia— Dr Gully is most confident there is strong hope.— Thank God she does not suffer at all—half dozes all day long. I will write again if I can anyhow see Dr Gully before seven oclock. My own dearest support yourself— on no account for the sake of 〈ou〉r other children; I implore you, do not think of coming here.—3
Yours my dearest | C. Darwin
I am assured there is great hope.— Yesterday she was a little better, & today again a little better.—
Reports the state of Anne Darwin’s health.