To E. A. Darwin [25 April 1851]
My dear Erasmus.
Will you be so kind as to get inserted as follows in Times & in any other one or two Papers of largest circulation. “At Malvern on the 23d inst; of Fever, Anne Elizabeth Darwin, aged ten years, eldest daughter of Charles Darwin Esq of Down Kent.”—
I have no idea whether men who supply newspaper insert these, if so Swale1 I employ & wd of course have written to him.—
I will pay for this & Electric Telegraph together.—
—Poor Emma is well bodily & very firm, but feels bitterly & God knows we can neither see on any side a gleam of comfort.—
Fannys sweetness, firmness, constancy & experience were of inexpressible comfort to me at Malvern, & to the last day of my life it will be a comfort to me to think of the tears she so tenderly wept over our poor dear child, when all was over.
My dear Erasmus | Yours affecty | C. Darwin
Writes about the death of Anne. Wishes EAD to insert an announcement of the death in the newspapers.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1416,” accessed on 6 December 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-1416