To George Rolleston 6 June 1
Down Bromley Kent
I thank you sincerely for your very kind note & offer of assistance.2 My plans may be unfortunately altered, for my daughter has a low fever, & unless every shade of anxiety is removed by her almost entire recovery, I should not like to leave home.—
If it would not be selfish, I think the plan which would cause least trouble would be for you, if not asking too great a favour, to reserve me rooms in a near college; & then if I am prevented coming I will promise to write 2 or 3 days before the meeting, so that the rooms would be at your disposal for some one else.—3
Believe me with many thanks for all your kindness & most obliging invitation | Dear Sir | Yours truly obliged | 〈C. Darwin〉4
CD’s plans are uncertain because of his daughter’s [Henrietta Darwin] fever.
If GR would kindly reserve rooms for CD near college, CD will write before the meeting [of British Association at Oxford] if he is prevented from coming.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 2822A,” accessed on 2 December 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-2822A