To Edward Cresy [19 October 1860]1
15, Marine Parade, | Eastbourne.
My dear Sir,
I am extremely much obliged for your note of the 16th,2 forwarded to me here, where we stay one more week.3 But I grieve to say your letter contained no enclosure, i.e. Hofman’s letter.4 I hope that you will ere this have discovered that it was not enclosed. On my return home, I shall be very glad to read Dr. Taylor’s work,5 which shall be returned in about a fortnight’s time. I am particularly obliged to you for remembering my wish, and I have become more than ever interested in the subject. Thanks for news about B. Museum,6 which I have not read.
The Sea has done my daughter some good, but she is still very weak. The weather has been utterly dismal here.
With many thanks, | Yours very sincerely, | C. Darwin.
Obliged for note of 16th.
Failed to enclose letter from Hofmann.
Will be glad to read A. S. Taylor’s work [On poisons in relation to medical jurisprudence and medicine, 2d ed. (1859)].
Daughter Henrietta still weak.