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
Mr Corbet too ill to write. Thanks for CD’s letter [see 5290].
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5304,” accessed on 27 August 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-5304