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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-2959

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

1
Dated by the reference to Henrietta Emma Darwin’s relapse (see n. 3, below).
2
See preceding letter.
3
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.

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

Summary

Compliments DO on his wealth of information.

Henrietta’s relapse.

Thanks for extract on Drosera.

Please cite as

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

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