From William Darwin Fox 3 February 1
Delamere Rectory | Northwich | Cheshire
My dear Darwin
It gave me almost as much pleasure to see your Son 2nd Wrangler as if he had been my own.2
I did not at once write to congratulate you because I thought you would be burdened with letters, and now I have another cause for writing—viz to thank you for your kind present of your new Work, which I received on Friday last.3
I have run it over with much satisfaction, and shall now proceed to ruminate it over at my leisure. It will be a great treat to me.
I have not written to you of late, because I feared to give you the trouble of a reply, which I thought would, in your health, be an annoyance.
I greatly rejoiced to hear from Erasmus,4 that you were much better than you had been. When next in Town, I shall write to ask if I can run down to you for a few hours. It would be a great pleasure to again see you.
I have not been very well of late. I fear I am threatened with Angina from the pain I often have. I have consulted 2 Medicos, who gave me exactly opposite advice, so am going upon my own plan, till I can take a 3rd Doctors advice.
We are all well— when quite at liberty I should much rejoice to hear of you and yours.
With kindest regards to Mrs Darwin, and most heartfelt congratulations upon her Sons success—
Ever dear Darwin | Yours affectly W D Fox
Congratulates [G. H. Darwin] on being Second Wrangler.
Thanks CD for Variation.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5837,” accessed on 29 September 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-5837