From Edward Cresy 6 June 1867
Metropolitan Board of Works | Spring Gardens
6 June 67—
My dear Sir,
Forgive my having so long omitted to return Dr Hooker’s very interesting paper—1 I meant & ought to have given it your daughter when she was with us—but having been disappointed in not seeing her again as I expected before she left I took it up to town & buried it among some of my other papers—2 I hope you have not been inconvenienced by my inadvertence—
I was greatly rejoiced to hear from your daughter’s report to my wife that you were better & able to work again— I sincerely hope you will keep now steadily improving & that you won’t suffer from a plethora of proofs.3
When George comes “down” pray ask him to come & see me before he goes “up” again & I understood he meant staying to work the latter part of the long.4
Yours very truly | E Cresy
C Darwin Esq.
Returns Hooker’s paper [unidentified].