From W. D. Fox 29 May 1
Delamere | Northwich
My dear Darwin
I am indeed sorry to receive such a poor account of you.2 As Gully is not to be had3—I should recommend you a trip to Ben Rhydding near Ilkley in Yorkshire. Dr MacLeod is very careful and the place is a very nice one in many ways.4 Why not go there for a fortnight before the holidays if you are so poorly—taking only Mrs Darwin5 with you?
I fear your work will kill you at last. You want cessation from Brain work more than any thing else.
As A proof I think so I will not add more than our kind regards to Mrs Darwin & yourself | Ever yours truly | W D Fox
Recommends that CD visit Dr MacLeod’s [hydropathic] establishment near Ilkley.