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From E. A. Darwin   [after 31 March 1864?]1

I enclose 2 pods 2 14 gr each   my little all which I hope will tide you over till you get some from Blunts.3

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Footnotes

The date is conjectured from the relationship between this letter and the letter from E. A. Darwin to Emma Darwin, 30 [March 1864?].
Erasmus Alvey Darwin refers to the medicine podophyllin, which CD had started taking on 24 March 1864 (see letter from E. A. Darwin to Emma Darwin, 30 [March 1864?] and n. 4).
CD’s Classed account book (Down House MS) for 1864 included payments to Blunts, or Blunt and Salter, a Shrewsbury dispensing chemist. Blunts was ‘believed at Down to be the best chemist in the world’ (Emma Darwin (1915) 2: 118 n. 2; see also Correspondence vol. 2, letter to Catherine Darwin, [16 September 1842]).

Summary

Sends "2 pods ¼ gr each" to tide CD over.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-4364
From
Erasmus Alvey Darwin
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
unstated
Source of text
DAR 105: B18
Physical description
1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4364,” accessed on 17 June 2019, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-4364

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 12

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