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Darwin Correspondence Project

To Daniel Oliver   23 [October 1860]1

15 Marine Parade | Eastbourne

23d.

My dear Mr Oliver.

What wealth of knowledge you have!—   But I have hardly read the extract about Drosera;2 as we are in much distress, my poor eldest daughter has had a relapse.3 We cannot return on 26th to Down.— Excuse me at present | Yours very sincerely | C. Darwin

Footnotes

Dated by the reference to Henrietta Emma Darwin’s relapse (see n. 3, below).
See preceding letter.
From entries in Emma Darwin’s diary, it appears that Henrietta Emma Darwin became ill with a stomach complaint late on Sunday night, 21 October 1860, and experienced intermittent attacks of vomiting for over a week.

Summary

Compliments DO on his wealth of information.

Henrietta’s relapse.

Thanks for extract on Drosera.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-2959
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Oliver, Daniel
Sent from
Eastbourne
Source of text
Down House (MS 10: 21)
Physical description
1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 2959,” accessed on 3 December 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-2959

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