From E. A. Darwin 4 October 1
Some little time ago Susan said that she wished George to have the Indian Chessmen.2 I suggested to her that it would probably be an inconvenient gift & that they were scarcely ornamental now in which she agreed but said you can ask Charles whether he likes to have them.
Before I leave Shrewsbury I had better settle something about the house. I have no power to act without the consent of all parties.3
Caroline4 is looking very much worn and it is a great mercy that she did not break down alltogether just at last. It has been a most painful time
with love to Emma | Yours affec. | Eras Darwin
Would CD like to have Susan’s Indian chessmen?
EAD should settle something about the house but has no power without consent of all parties.
Caroline looks worn – it has been a most painful time.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5230,” accessed on 25 August 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-5230