To Francis Darwin 16 May 1
My dear Frank
George has written to me to say how much he & Pryor would like you to accompany them to N. America.2 I suppose that you would like it also, & I shd. like extremely to give you this pleasure.— But would it seriously interfere with your medical studies?3 Think over this, though it wd be almost superhuman virtue to give it up.— Yet if it broke through a whole year or course, I fear that you ought.— George says that you wd. not have money to pay for yourself (which is of course an extraordinary state of things) so that I will gladly pay the whole cost.—
Reflect & judge wisely, & I hope all will turn out serene—
We shall all be very anxious to see your article.—4
Yours very affectionately | Ch Darwin
Mamma, & be hanged to her, is of course all for your going.—
George [Darwin] plans a trip to America and would like FD to go [see 7757]. CD will gladly pay whole cost if the trip will not interfere with FD’s medical work.