From Erasmus Alvey Darwin 21 [January 1863]1
I shall be most glad to have you and hope much the experiment will succeed tho’ you must give it fair play & not work yourself to death—2 We were rather meditating a dinner with Dr Falconer as basis but it might just as well be the week after as we have settled nothing.3
The juvenile world is very happy in the thoughts of the ball tomorrow & I hope Emma will not break down.4
When you come order your newspaper here as mine goes off to Algiers—5
Yours affec | E D
Will be glad to have CD.