To Edward Cresy 7 September 1
Down, Bromley, Kent
As you have been so kind as to give me advice about the career of my son George, I have thought that you would permit him to call on you for a little additional advice.1 We were in hopes to have been able to see you here for a Sunday, but I have been confined to my bed-room with almost constant sickness for the last four months, and have seen nobody and done nothing.2 If I should get a little better I will still try to persuade you to come, though I might only be able to see you for a very short time, as it is a real pleasure to me to see you.
Dear Cresy, believe me | Yours very sincerely | Charles Darwin
May his son George call for advice on his career?
CD has been ill for past four months.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4610,” accessed on 14 February 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-4610