From W. D. Fox [11 February 1863]1
Hillfield | Hampstead | NW
My dear Darwin
Many thanks for your note. I am truly sorry to hear you are so poorly.2
I scarcely hoped to see you, and am very glad to be able to do so. I will certainly come on Friday about 1—and shall rejoice to see Er〈as〉mus at same time.3
Many thanks for your 〈invite〉 to Down, but it is impossible for me to accept it—nor do I think it wd be anything but a teaze to you if I did.
Had I not been able to get a glimpse of you in Town, I might have tried to run down for a few hours.
Ever my dear Darwin | Yours W D Fox
Plans to meet CD in town.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 3979,” accessed on 27 August 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-3979