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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-435

From Erasmus Alvey Darwin  [14 November 1838]

[43 Great Marlborough Street]

My Dear Charles.

I give you my most hearty & sincere congratulations on your good fortune, & feel very glad in what I am sure will give you so much & such certain happiness.

Not less than to you, do I give my congrats to Emma though in writing to you I ought I suppose to word it somehow differently. It is a marriage which will give almost as much pleasure to the rest of the world as it does to yourselves—the best auspices I should think for any marriage.

I received your letter just as I was going out to drive Martineau about, & lost no time in publishing the fact, & we also took the opportunity to look out for houses. There I do pity you, sneer as you like at poor old Marlborough St

I shall be very glad to see you on Monday & hear it all face to face till when good Bye. Give my best Love to my Father & to Catherine who I hope is well again from her lameness. | Yours affect. | E D.

Summary

Sends congratulations on CD’s engagement. "It is a marriage which will give almost as much pleasure to the rest of the world as it does to yourselves."

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-435
From
Darwin, E. A.
To
Darwin, C. R.
Sent from
unstated
Source of text
DAR 204: 164
Physical description
2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 435,” accessed on 29 July 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-435

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