From Robert Waring Darwin to Josiah Wedgwood II 13 November 1838
13 November 1838
Emma having accepted Charles gives me as great happiness as Jos having married Caroline, and I cannot say more.
On that marriage Bessy1 said she should not have had more pleasure if it had been Victoria, and you may assure her I feel as grateful to her for Emma, as if it had been Martineau herself that Charles had obtained.2 Pray give my Love to Elizabeth, I fear I ought to condole with her, as the loss will be very great.3
ever dear Wedgwood your affectionate Brother | R W Darwin
RWD’s happiness that Emma has accepted CD’s proposal of marriage.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 433,” accessed on 26 February 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-433