To W. D. Fox 2 July 
My dear Fox
Our poor Baby died on 28th at night.—1 One of his nurses has caught Fever. We had resolved not to move the others, after consultation & taking all sorts of precautions; but your letter has been turning point & this very day they all go to Sussex to their Aunt, who is here & takes them.2 We stay till Etty can move & I of course stay till nurse is out of all danger whatever.
You may believe we are terribly anxious, but fear has almost driven away grief.— What a miserable fortnight we have had.—
Many thanks my dear Fox for your most kind & affectionate letter | Yours | C. Darwin
We have all had slight sore-throats, but I often have, & my wife thought it might be in some degree fancy in all.—
Baby [Charles Waring Darwin] died of scarlet fever on 28 June. "Fear has almost driven away grief."
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 2300,” accessed on 28 March 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-2300