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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-1422

To Elizabeth Mary Thorley   26 April [1851]

Down | Farnboro | Kent

Ap 26.

Dear Mrs Thorley

I must beg permission to express to you our deep obligation to your daughter & our most earnest hope that her health may not be injured by her exertions I hope it will not appear presumptuous in me to say that her conduct struck me as throughout quite admirable. I never saw her once [yield] to her feelings as long as self restraint & exertion were of any use— her judgment & good sense never failed: her kindness, her devotion to our poor child could hardly have been excelled by that of a mother

Such conduct will, I trust hereafter be in some degree rewarded by the satisfaction your daughter must ever feel when she looks back at her exertions to save & comfort our poor dear dying child. I earnestly hope that her health will be pretty soon established. My wife joins in kindest remembrance to yourself

Pray believe me &c

Summary

Expresses gratitude to Mrs T’s daughter for devotion to his daughter in final illness.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-1422
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Thorley, E. M.
Sent from
Down
Source of text
DAR 148: 73
Physical description
3pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1422,” accessed on 27 September 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-1422

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