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Darwin Correspondence Project

From W. D. Fox   29 May [1863]1

Delamere | Northwich

May 29

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

Footnotes

The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter to W. D. Fox, 23 May [1863].
See letter to W. D. Fox, 23 May [1863].
James Manby Gully, physician and proprietor of a hydropathic establishment in Malvern, Worcestershire, was suffering from a severe illness (see letter from W. D. Fox, [16–22 May 1863] and n. 4).
William MacLeod was the senior physician at the hydropathic establishment at Ben Rhydding, near Otley, Yorkshire (Medical directory 1863).
Emma Darwin.

Summary

Recommends that CD visit Dr MacLeod’s [hydropathic] establishment near Ilkley.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-4193
From
Fox, W. D.
To
Darwin, C. R.
Sent from
Delamere
Source of text
DAR 164: 179
Physical description
3pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4193,” accessed on 9 December 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-4193

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