To W. E. Darwin 13 [June 1862]1
My dear William
Mamma returned with Horace very brisk yesterday.2 An hour before she came, Lenny arrived ill in carriage & this morning has decided Scarlet Fever.—3 So the House is in miserable state; but he is not bad.—
Please return my watch in some little Box, registered, & please return “Journal of Horticulture”.— I am so very sorry that you yourself are not very well.—
My dear old fellow | C. Darwin
Leonard has scarlet fever; CD is sorry WED is unwell.