From Fanny Owen [8 April 1831]
My dear Charles—
I am quite ashamed of myself for being so troublesome to you—but goodnatur’d people you know always do get imposed upon —so I want to beg you to bring me something from Mr. Whitneys on Monday—it is a bottle of “Aspalterm”1 an oil color—and also half a dozen small brushes if he has any—
I can’t go on with my Dairymaid without this color, so if you will bring it me on Monday—I can’t say how obliged I shall be to you— it is a very small bottle—it goes down to the Governor’s account there of course!— I got you an order for Halston2 to day—so dont fail to come on Monday betimes, in spite of what all the Sisterhood may say or do to prevent you— the Black Charger is expected tomorrow—
Do bring me a juicy Book of some kind—any thing you can purloin— for I sadly want one— I dont care what it is—a book is a book—truism!
It is very late & if I dont finish the bag will be lock’d for the night and this wont get admittance—so excuse scribble & all the trouble I give you—believe me | ever yrs— F. Owen— *S 2
Wants CD to come without fail on Monday, and to bring her a small bottle of oil colour, a half-dozen small brushes, and a "juicy" book of some kind.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 97,” accessed on 26 August 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-97