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Darwin Correspondence Project

To Erasmus Alvey Darwin   19 April 1851

Montreal | House | Malvern1

19 April 1851

Please send man to sydenham station thence in fly to down to say that Annie has rallied has passed good night danger much less imminent Fanny Hensleigh come Saturday morning nine o clock.


The message is on a form of the Electric Telegraph Company, Strand Station, on which the ‘From’ section reads: ‘Gentleman Montreal | House | Malvern’ and the ‘To’ reads: ‘F. Darwin Esquire | 7 Park St | Grosvenor Sq’. Montreal House was where Anne was being treated and where CD was staying in Malvern.


Asks EAD to forward a message of Anne’s improved state to Down.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Erasmus Alvey Darwin
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Source of text
DAR 210.13: 12

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1403,” accessed on 18 January 2022,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 5