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DCP-LETT-5304

From Eleanor Corbet   13 December 1866

Dear Mr. Darwin

Mr. Corbet1 does not like yr kind letter to remain unnoticed, and therefore I promise to write and thank you for it, & at the same time I am to tell you, that tho’ something better than he has been, yet he is so far from well that he does not feel equal to dictating a letter—2

Irritation of the mucous membrane is thought to be the cause of his distressing sensations, & there is no doubt that a very great deal is done by the strictest care in diet—& we endeavor as far as possible to get him to persevere in exercising every precaution.

He desires to send his best regards & believe me dear Mr. Darwin | Yrs. very truly | Eleanor Corbet

Headington Hill | Oxford

Dec. 13th | 1866

Footnotes

1
Richard Corbet.
2
CD’s letter has not been found, but see the letter to Anne Marsh-Caldwell, 1 December [1866]. On hearing of the improvement in CD’s health, Richard Corbet wanted to know what diet CD’s doctor had recommended (see letter from Anne Marsh-Caldwell, 27 November [1866]).

Summary

Mr Corbet too ill to write. Thanks for CD’s letter [see 5290].

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-5304
From
Corbet, Eleanor
To
Darwin, C. R.
Sent from
Oxford
Source of text
DAR 161: 225
Physical description
3pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5304,” accessed on 24 September 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-5304

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