From W. D. Fox [16–22 May 1863]1
My dear Darwin
About two months since you wrote me you were suffering much—2 I hope you are now quite yourself again. Do you ever see “the illustrated Times Newspaper”. I was much amused by that of May 2–9–16 containing a quizz upon you, which I yesterday met with at my Neighbours.3 If you have not seen this additional proof of Natural developement, I will send the papers to you. They will give you ten minutes amusement.
I hear Dr Gullys brain has quite broken down and disabled him from work.4 He told me when I last saw him that it must do so soon.
He will be a great loss to a vast number of people. There is no one at Malvern fit to take up his place I fear. Do you ever see Dr Lane now? I think I saw an advertisement that he was practising near Kew— am I right.5
With kindest regards to Mrs Darwin6 | Ever your aff Cousin | W D Fox
A "quiz" on CD has appeared in the Illustrated Times [2 May 1863, p. 317].
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4178,” accessed on 26 March 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-4178