To W. B. Tegetmeier 2 February 1
Down Bromley | Kent.
My dear Sir
I have found the box & will send it tomorrow night to the Hotel. I am ashamed of myself & thought it had been returned long ago.2 Perhaps one or two skulls have been taken out & are placed with specimens to be drawn. They shall ultimately be returned, but I really have not strength now to search for them.3 During the last 5 months I have done actually nothing but I hope I am now slowly recovering.
I am much obliged for your information about the crosses.4 It wd be no use your calling here as it would be 100 to 1 that I shd not be able to see you.5 I am often not able to see even my own children The box will be at the Hotel on Thursday morning
I am Dear Sir | yours faithfully & sincerely | Ch. Darwin
Returns WBT’s box of skulls. One or two skulls may be elsewhere, but CD does not have the strength to search for them.
- Letter no.
- Darwin, C. R.
- Tegetmeier, W. B.
- Sent from
- Source of text
- New York Botanical Garden Library (Charles Finney Cox collection) (ser. 14)
- Physical description
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5389,” accessed on 28 February 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-5389