From Susan Elizabeth Darwin1 [early December 1837?]
〈half a page missing〉 My father says soon after this house was built in 1798 he has a vague recollection of sowing a quantity of Broom seeds on the bank, which never came up— the Terrace was made in 1835, & there was a good deal of moving of soil; & then all those Broom plants sprung up.— He is sure there were none formerly on this place.—
〈half a page missing〉 pure potash of 〈 〉 take the 35 Grains in yr Powders you might perhaps take less.— but if sufficiently diluted he shd not think it too much.—
I wrote to Eras yesterday to say I meant to come up on Tuesday the 19th unless this Snow prevents me.—
I wish the journey was over & I was
Father says he sowed broom plants soon after house was built in 1798; these never came up. In 1835 the terrace was made; thereafter the broom sprang up.
Advice on a medicine CD is taking.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 390,” accessed on 31 March 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-390