From Emma Darwin to Alphonse de Candolle 17 December 
Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.
Mr Darwin wishes me to write for him as he is too unwell to be able to write himself. He begs me to thank you for your letter & very kind present of the pamphlet.1 I am sorry to say that he has been very unwell for 3 months & though he is making slow progress I am afraid it will be long before he can apply himself to his usual pursuits.
I am with his kind remembrances | yours very truly | Emma Darwin
CD sends thanks for pamphlet.
He has been very unwell for three months; it will be long before he can apply himself to his usual pursuits.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4358,” accessed on 25 July 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-4358