From E. A. Darwin 11 October 1
Caroline was going to have an examination of the Plate list as it almost seems as if there were 3 tureens or else Susan forgot all about the matter.2 She says that of course if it cannot be cleared up the Tureen belongs to you. The other matters I have attended to. £100 is left to each of your children except William & Henry will write to him about the Deeds of Claythorpe being sent to him.3
I took possession of all the letters & papers in the Bureau as I considered that they belonged to us as Exōrs & an immense big box they fill— Caroline wishes to have a letter or two of Dr D—4 I will keep them for a time for the chance of having energy to look at them & then you can have them— There is a pedigree among them, & there is also a pedigree among Susan’s papers which Caroline was going to copy & then send to George.5 There were in Susan’s desk a pair of scissors & smelling Bottle marked with the names of Henrietta & Lizzy which I pointed out to Charles.6
I never saw anything so miserably ill as Caroline is looking She is tired of her present doctor & I recommended Paget & she is going to consult him— She seems to suffer most severe pain—7
Yours affec.| E D
I asked Henry to send you Richmonds pictures of self & Emma.8
Disposal of Susan’s effects. Legacies to CD’s children. EAD has taken the letters and papers and asked Henry [Parker] to forward the George Richmond pictures of CD and Emma.
Caroline looks "miserably ill".
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Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5238,” accessed on 8 December 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-5238