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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-3237

To W. B. Tegetmeier1   29 August [1861]2

Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.

Aug 29th

My dear Sir

One line to say that I have returned home, with some benefit to my health & much good to my daughter’s.—3 I am in no hurry, but when ready you can return my M.S.—4 Kindly take the trouble to register it, & mark it “a M.S for printing”— The string had better pass over the ends of parcel.

My dear Sir | In Haste yours sincerely | C. Darwin

Footnotes

1
The correspondent is identified by the reference to returning CD’s manuscript. CD had asked Tegetmeier to read the discussion of variation in fowls intended for Variation. CD sent the manuscript to Tegetmeier before leaving for Torquay (see letter to W. B. Tegetmeier, 14 June [1861]).
2
The year is established by the reference to CD’s having just returned home. The Darwins arrived back at Down House, after spending eight weeks in Torquay, on 27 August 1861 (see ‘Journal’; Appendix II).
3
The Darwins had visited the seaside in the hope that it would help Henrietta Emma Darwin recuperate from a prolonged illness.
4
See n. 1, above.

Summary

Asks for return of his MS [unspecified].

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-3237
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Tegetmeier, W. B.
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Victoria and Albert Museum, Baillie collection, L3736–1959, Pressmark 86.QQ.1
Physical description
1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 3237,” accessed on 24 July 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-3237

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