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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-4302

From Emma Darwin to John Scott   23 September [1863]1

Malvern Wells

Sep 23.

Sir

Mr C. Darwin requests me to thank you for your letter2 & to say that he is too unwell to write or even to read any thing.3 He begs you will not send the Primula Paper until after his return home when he will write himself—4

I am dear Sir | Yours truly | Emma Darwin

Footnotes

1
The year is established by the address; according to Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242), CD stayed at Malvern Wells, Worcestershire, from 3 September to 12 or 13 October 1863.
2
Letter from John Scott, 21 September [1863].
3
According to Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242), CD was repeatedly sick in the period between 20 and 23 September 1863. See also letter from Emma Darwin to W. D. Fox, [29 September 1863].
4
The reference is to the manuscript of Scott 1864a; see from John Scott, 21 September [1863].

Summary

CD too unwell to read. JS should not send Primula paper MS until CD returns home.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-4302
From
Darwin, Emma
To
Scott, John
Sent from
Malvern
Source of text
DAR 93: B1–2
Physical description
2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4302,” accessed on 31 August 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-4302

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