To Leonard Horner 13 June 1
Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.
My dear Mr. Horner
I hope that you will forgive me troubling you with this note, but I wish to say how sincerely sorry we are at your great loss & at all the grief which you must have suffered.2 This event has recalled vividly to my mind the great kindness which I received, & the many pleasant hours which I have spent, in old days in Bedford Place.3 Emma desires me to thank you for having remembered us and sent her the Memorial paper; she feels that she has lost a most kind friend; and she most sincerely joins me in sympathising with you & all your family.
Pray believe me my dear M[r] Horner | Yours very sincerely | Ch. Darwin
Sends condolences on death of LH’s wife. Recalls many pleasant hours in Bedford Place. He and Emma thank LH for sending the memorial paper.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 3599,” accessed on 29 March 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-3599