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Darwin Correspondence Project

From Francis Darwin   [after 22 May 1871]1

University “Pitt” Club

My dear Father

I am very much obliged for the cheque2   thank you very much for your offer about America, and for your letter which is awfully good—3 I went up to town on Monday and spoke to Stirling about the Hosp   as far as I can make out it is all right & I can get away by the 20th.4 I will write very soon & explain— I will see about the cuttle fish as well as I can—5 My Tatler is a great success6   Jackson7 is very much pleased with it & so are most people

Good bye dear Father | Yrs affec | FD

I will send a Tatler

Footnotes

The date is established by the reference to [Darwin] 1871 (see n. 6, below).
CD had offered to pay the expenses of Francis’s trip to the United States (see letter to Francis Darwin, 21 May [1871]).
Edward Charles Stirling was studying medicine at St George’s Hospital, London, where Francis was also a student (Alum. Cantab.).
CD had inquired about the eyes of cephalopods, a class of molluscs that includes cuttlefish (see letter to Francis Darwin, 21 May [1871] and nn. 4 and 10).
Francis published a short article in the form of a letter on the melancholy of bachelors of arts in the Cambridge Tatler, 22 May 1871 ([F. Darwin] 1871).
Henry Jackson.

Summary

Thanks for the cheque, and also for the offer to pay for him to go on a trip to north America with G. H. Darwin.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-7761G
From
Francis Darwin
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
University “Pitt” Club, Cambridge
Source of text
Philip Trevelyan (private collection) DAR 274.1: 21

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7761G,” accessed on 21 May 2019, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-7761G

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 19

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