To Anne Marsh-Caldwell 1 December 1
Down Bromley Kent
My dear Mrs Marsh Caldwell
Your very kind note has pleased me much. I shd. have answered it sooner, but there has been some delay, owing to our return yesterday from London, where we have been staying with Erasmus, who is only very moderately well.1
I am ashamed to say that I forgot the Christian name of Mr Corbet;2 nor do I know his address; so will you be so kind as to direct the enclosed note for him.3
I have given him all the information which I could, but it is worse than useless to try by mere chance experiments in diet.—4
Emma has brought back a cold from London & is in bed, other wise she would have written & sent a note better worth receiving than this.
Pray believe me, my dear Mrs. Marsh Caldwell | Yours very sincerely | Ch. Darwin
Mentions visit to E. A. Darwin.
Encloses note for Mr Corbet.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5290,” accessed on 14 February 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-5290