From W. D. Fox 13 July 1
Broadlands | Sandown
My dear Darwin
I have thirsted very much to see you again for some time past, and quite hoped to have been able to offer myself for a day, if you could have me next week. But our plans are now altered and we d〈o〉 not go thro London〈.〉 I supposed we should 〈on〉 our way to Cheshire. What an age it is since we have met.2 I should be so glad if you can find ten minutes spare time, in which to tell me about yourself and Mrs Darwin and your family. Are you a Grandfather yet?
We have much enjoyed 〈ou〉r stay here since last November, tho’ owing to my lingering too long in the North, I got a nip in the Lu〈ngs〉 which invalided me for some months.3
Now I wish we could induce you and Mrs Darwin to come and inhale our air here, when we return in the early Autumn. We have let our house here from next Tuesday for six weeks—and when that is over, we hope to return here.
Do write me a few lines
to Delamere Rectory
Mrs Fox4 unites with me in kindest regards to Mrs Darwin (if not forgotten by her) & Believe me | Always yours affecly | W. Darwin Fox
Tell me how Mrs Wedgewood5 is & remember me to her.
Will not pass through London, so will not be able to call at Down.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8408,” accessed on 27 February 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-8408