To Edward Cresy 13 May 1
Down, Bromley, Kent
I have been visiting for a fortnight for health sake and your pleasant note was forwarded to me;2 but I delayed writing till my return home this afternoon when I found the maps.3 We have all been studying them with much interest; and it was uncommonly kind in you to think of sending them.
My son George failed at St. John’s; but the tutor gave a very good report of his examination.4 He was unfortunate in not having questions in some of the higher branches of mathematics in which he is best up, as in the Differential Calculus.— But we have now resolved that he shall stay another year at school, as he is yet under 18.5
Our trip has not done my youngest boy or myself much good in health, I am sorry to say.—6 In haste.
Yours very sincerely | C. Darwin
Thanks for maps.
George [Darwin] failed at St John’s [College, Cambridge] and will stay another year at school.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4164,” accessed on 1 June 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-4164