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DCP-LETT-5053

From E. A. Darwin   10 April [1866]1

10 April—

Dear Charles

A man has sent to offer me “two most beautiful autographic Proof impressions of the portrait of C D Esq by Maguire” 7/6

What are they?2

I was sorry to hear of your heap of maladies & I suppose I shant see you till I dont know when3

E D

Georgina4 wished me to ask you to bring with you the Quarterly Journal of Science with the Review upon yourself—5

Footnotes

1
The year is established by the reference to the review of CD’s works in the Quarterly Journal of Science (see n. 5, below).
2
CD’s portrait had been drawn by Thomas Herbert Maguire in 1849 as part of a series commissioned for Ipswich Museum; a limited number of prints were issued for public sale (see Correspondence vol. 4). It is reproduced in Calendar, p. viii.
3
See letter to J. D. Hooker, [9 April 1866] and n. 2. CD had planned to visit Erasmus in London (see letter to J. D. Hooker, [5 April 1866] and n. 3).
4
Georgina Tollet, a friend of the Darwin and Wedgwood families, lived near Erasmus at 14 Queen Anne Street, London (Freeman 1978).
5
The article ‘Darwin and his teachings’ appeared in the April 1866 issue of the Quarterly Journal of Science (Anon. 1866). See letter from James Samuelson, 8 April 1866.

Summary

Has been offered proof impressions of Maguire’s portrait of CD.

Sorry to hear of CD’s "heap of maladies".

Georgina [Tollet?] wants to see the review in the Quarterly Journal of Science [3 (1866): 151–76].

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-5053
From
Darwin, E. A.
To
Darwin, C. R.
Sent from
unstated
Source of text
DAR 105: B42–3
Physical description
2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5053,” accessed on 29 September 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-5053

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