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Darwin Correspondence Project

To W. E. Darwin   [9 November 1860]

15 Marine P.

Friday night

My dear William

I write a line to say that Etty has been going on very well, but the Doctors, I can see still think her health very precarious. However we have taken a Bed-carriage & fully expect to be at Down by 4 oclock tomorrow.1 We shall be a grand procession through the village,—six horses altogether including a cart.—. We all so long to be at home—   this place with its miserable associations has been most dreary.

Farewell my dear old man. When shall you come to Down?2

Your affect Father | C. Darwin

How does your money hold out? Be sure tell me if you get too poor.—

Farewell my dear William.—

Footnotes

The Darwins left Eastbourne for Down on Saturday, 10 November 1860 (‘Journal’; Appendix II).
William was in his third year at Cambridge University.

Summary

Discusses Henrietta’s illness and their plans to return to Down.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-2978
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Darwin, W. E.
Sent from
Eastbourne
Source of text
DAR 210.6
Physical description
3pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 2978,” accessed on 9 December 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-2978

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