From Henrietta Emma Darwin to W. E. Darwin [16 March 1864]1
If your mid-styled has the stigma pretty near the same height with the anthers Papa wd be very glad if you wd measure it, as the one he sent you was not a very middling one, but approached the long-styled.2 He is very much obliged to you for all your trouble.
He is pretty bad this morning, after a wretched sleepless night, but his cold makes him feel more weak & uncomfortable. There is a Bromley ball here on the 31st. but I spose you are not very likely to be here & I think it is equally unlikely I shall get a chap— if Papa is no better I don’t feel as if I had much heart to go. I will tell you what time Geo. means to be here so that I hope you will be able to meet him.3 I suppose Erny4 is on his way home now. doesn’t it seem a short time.
Ever your affec. | H. E. D.
Mama pretty well.
CD wants WED to make some measurements on mid-styled [Primula sinensis] plants.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 3633,” accessed on 25 May 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-3633